Christina Luing

Christina Luing

K-8 Principal

Bachelor's Degree, Elementary Education, Upper Iowa University; Master’s Degree, Educational Administration with Principal Endorsement and Supervisor of Special Education Endorsement, Northwestern College  

Ms. Luing started her career in education as a teacher in 2013 and joined Iowa Connections Academy in 2015. She is the school’s K–8 principal and says the most rewarding part of her day “is speaking to families and students to help them navigate learning.”

The Online School Experience at Iowa Connections Academy

According to Ms. Luing, “Our model is unique to all students, and everyone has a different path. My joy comes from helping everyone on their path and ensuring tools are in place to be successful.  

“One of my favorite field trips was to Reiman Gardens in Ames. It was amazing to see the students explore the gardens and learn more about the world around them.”  

Message for Families Considering Online School 

“Iowa Connections Academy [encourages] students to take an active role in their learning. They typically leave here with increased confidence and stronger self-advocacy and time-management skills. 

“These skills help drive future [success], whether the student … seeks a college degree or transitions into the trades or workforce. We look forward to helping [every one of our] students find their passion. 

“A tip for success [at this school] would include communicating with your teachers. We want to hear from you and support learning. Every student journey is different. Let us help navigate that path.”   

This school is a great way for students to take ownership of their learning...I love being able to work with students of all ages and all needs and help them gain a passion for learning.

— Ms. Luing

About Ms. Luing

According to Ms. Luing, in her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family. “We love to camp, fish, play soccer and baseball, and create art masterpieces. Any spare moment is spent ensuring we have quality time together.”