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Principal's Message

Hello Courreges students and families!  Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! We are thrilled to have our students back to school in our new in-person hybrid model. Although we look forward to eventually returning to school in our traditional setting, we do look forward to spending this year with your children; providing a quality, engaging, and safe educational experience for all students.


During this unique time of virtual and hybrid learning, I will post all of my "Mr. C's Story Time" videos to this page for easy access. Stay safe and enjoy!


"Mr. C's Story Time"

The Lorax

Creepy Pair of Underwear

Creepy Carrots
The Wonky Donkey
I Know A Shy Fellow Who Swallowed A Cello

The Day the Crayons Quit

Drone Coding Challenge - Top 5

Mr. C's career and family background

For those of you new to Courreges, this is my 20th year working as an administrator in the Fountain Valley School District. Prior to Courreges, I served as principal at Fulton Middle School from 2006–2011, principal at Moiola School from 2003–2006, and assistant principal at Masuda Middle School from 2001–2003. Prior to working in the FVSD, I was a middle school instrumental music teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Economics and earned my Master's and administrative credentials from UC Irvine and National University. I have three children of my own: Brittany (24), Miranda (19), Conner (17), and was recently engaged this past summer to Marlena, who has two daughters (future step-daughters) Katelynn (8) and Kara (6). 

I look forward to leading all of our students, teachers, and parents through another rigorous, enriched, and certainly unique year at Courreges Elementary School. 



Chris Christensen, Principal
"2020 State ACSA Elementary School Principal of the Year"