Christie James was born in 1953. She earned a Master of Arts in Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1988 and a Certificate of Advanced Study for a year of post-graduate coursework at Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 1989.
Christie has worked in Client Services with Robert Harrell Incorporated for a year. Prior to that, she worked as an editor for six years and in the field of education for 17 years. Christie’s hobbies include working on her public speaking skills at her Toastmasters club and attending ballet classes.