• Instructional Support



Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in English and Elementary Education Generalist (E.C. - 4) English as a Second Language Supplemental (E.C. - 4)

Mrs. Christina Ferenschuetz


I am an Instructional Specialist, but I wear a lot of hats here at Shepard. Most of my school day is spent doing dyslexia therapy (Take Flight), Tier 3 interventions, and leading Student Support Team (SST) meetings. I am also the 504 Coordinator for the campus. Plano ISD Section 504 process involves student evaluation, intervention planning, follow-up evaluations, and reviews of accommodations to determine if interventions are effective.  Any spare time is spent mentoring new teachers and bringing a bit of "Sunshine" to my fellow staff members.

A bit about me...I grew up 3 blocks outside of Chicago in a Southwest suburb called Evergreen Park. I am the oldest of 4 kids and the oldest of 15 grandkids, so I've been taking care of little ones my entire life. I've been married to Mr. Ferenschuetz (a teacher at Plano West) for 19 years. We moved to Texas in 2004, and I started teaching 3rd grade at Shepard Elementary. After teaching 3rd grade here for 15 years, I moved into my current role of Instructional Specialist. My son, Julian, started 5th Grade at Draper Intermediate this year, and I've started looking at school from a parent's perspective more and more. My family and I love to travel and try new foods. I am so excited for this school year. As you can see from my picture, I am ready to help all students and staff "Take Flight."

  • Contact Information

    You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

    My conference time is 8:45 am - 9:45 am.

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Nuts
    • Dark Chocolate
    • Popcorn

    Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)

    • Flat White (from Starbucks) or else Plain Latte or Cappuccino

    Favorite Sonic Drink 

    • Unsweet peach tea

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Amazon
    • TJ Maxx
    • Ross
    • Total Wine

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Expo Markers


    • Traveling
    • Cooking
    • Watching my son play soccer

    T-Shirt Size

    • Small or Medium

    Favorite Color

    • Blues

    Favorite Scents

    • Citrus
    • Balsam/Pine for Christmas time

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • December 5

    Aversions and Allergies

    • Aversion to Bananas
    • Aversion to Lavender scent

Christina Ferenschuetz
Instructional Support