Staff Spotlight: Support Staff

Introduction To Some Behind the Scenes Support Staff

We’re so glad you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the behind-the-scenes folks at Pine Village! This month’s installment introduces you to two of the women in our Enrollment and Finance area: Christine Williams and Christine Fritts. (Yes, there are two Christine’s, which sometimes causes a bit of confusion. We hope this will help clear things up!)

The Enrollment/Finance team, pictured below from left to right: Christine Williams, Jen Doyle, Christine Fritts, and Agatha Clancy, visiting Fenway Park on the day after Red Sox’s latest World Series win. You will read more about Jen and Agatha in a future blog!

Christine Williams – Associate Director of Enrollment and Communications

An enrollment professional with almost twenty years of experience in education, Christine spent over fifteen years in higher education before coming to Pine Village in March 2016. She works with families who are just starting their search for a school, guiding them through the application process. 

Tell us what you love about your job.
I love helping people find the right “fit” for their family. And even after children have enrolled or graduate, I enjoy hearing about how much the school had an impact on each family.

What are your career goals and dreams?
I’m living it! I was a tour guide at my undergraduate institution and started working in Enrollment Management (or as most people call it, Admissions) as soon as I graduated. It’s been almost twenty years and I’ve been able to work with different age groups throughout my career, which has kept things interesting. My first job was at an independent high school, then I switched to a graduate school, and now Pine Village.

Who, in your life, has inspired you?
My parents, by far. They have been married forty-five years and though I know it has not been an easy road, they make it seem effortless. They have great adventures together – traveling, going to the theatre, or enjoying a day at the beach. And from a professional standpoint, they taught my sister and I to be hard workers and provide good customer service. When I was young, both their jobs required them to work from home and we were trained to answer the phone very formally: “Hello, this is Christine.” People were usually shocked to hear a five year old on the other end!

Please share something special about yourself.
When I was working on my master’s degree, I took a two week course in Rome that focused on the challenges of international marketing. It was my second time visiting the city and I absolutely fell in love with the Italian way of life. I would love to return there (but for a longer period of time!).

Christine Fritts – Financial Controller

As PVP’s Financial Controller, Christine Fritts oversees accounts payable, billing, financial reporting, and everything in between. Christine came to Pine Village in September 2013.

Tell us what you love about your job.
I love numbers!  I know a lot of people think I’m crazy, but I absolutely love working with numbers.  I love that they make sense (usually!) and I love investigating when they don’t.

The other thing I love about my job is knowing that I am working for a company that is really trying to make a difference in the lives of our children and families.  As a mother of two elementary-aged children, I know the difficulties of raising a family these days, and I see first-hand the way every member of the Pine Village team really cares about their job and the entire Pine Village community.  Both of my children previously attended PVP, and it truly is a special place to work and to bring your children to.

What are your career goals and dreams?
I want to continue to help Pine Village grow and thrive.  In the time that I’ve been at Pine Village, we have moved two of our schools to larger locations and opened two brand new locations.  I loved being a part of that experience and knowing we were able to provide a quality education to move children and families.  I hope to help find new ways in which to continue to service our community.

Who, in your life, has inspired you?
It probably sounds completely random, but I am a huge Tina Turner fan!  When I was younger, I started out just being a fan of her music.  But as I learned more of her life story, I became inspired by it.  She is someone who fought through many challenges in life and has continued to remain positive.  She has worked hard for everything she has.

Please share something special about yourself.
I am a sports nut!  My husband, children and myself absolutely love playing and watching sports.  And over the last couple of years, my husband and I have started coaching multiple sports as well.  I grew up playing three different sports and I loved the discipline, teamwork and dedication that sports taught me.  Now that I am adult, I love sharing those experiences and lessons with my children.

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