Christina Efteland

Math Teacher


Christina is excited for her first year at UMA (2020-21) teaching Mathematics. She believes math is the study of patterns and relationships – and that math is something we all participate in naturally, even if we don’t always realize it. Christina’s goal is to help her students become confident in their ability to do mathematics.  Her classes will give students the opportunity to engage in inquiry-based problems and mathematical discourse every day.

Christina spends most of her summers up on Lake of the Woods guiding wilderness canoe trips for teenagers with Laketrails Base Camp. She loves to be outside and get lost in the wilderness (but not too lost). Christina has also lived and worked in Big Bend National Park in Texas and North Cascades National Park in Washington state and loves talking about the hikes she went on, animals she saw, and people she met. She loves playing ukulele and guitar, singing, painting, making ceramics, crocheting, biking, playing lacrosse, and trying to keep her succulents alive.

Christina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul.  She has taught in the Minneapolis Public Schools and St. Cloud Public Schools prior to coming to Upper Mississippi Academy. She stays connected with the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics to keep up to date on best practices and collaborate with her fellow Minnesota math teachers.