Christy Jalbert has been the coordinator of Mission Amarillo’s ParentChild+ since 2015. Christy received her degree in Education from Texas A&M University and taught in the public school system for many years. After working with children in poverty and seeing the struggles they had in school, she decided to partner with Mission Amarillo to bring ParentChild+ to Amarillo.
Now she is helping low income parents ensure their children are getting the critical language development they need before starting school. ParentChild+ graduates are starting school ready and are 30% more like to go on to graduate from high school. Christy has been married to her wonderfully supportive husband, Luke, for 25 years and they have two sons in college. Their family is involved in their church and likes to spend time outdoors together.