Chris enjoys learning new ideas, concepts, skills, and information. She was influenced to become a teacher by teachers who sparked an interest in her and created a desire for more learning and understanding. She married John Bestor, and after teaching junior high for seven years, she left public education to rear their four children. Chris says,
“My BYU education gave me the knowledge, skills, creativity, and confidence to stand before a classroom of students and nurture their desire to learn.”
Those teaching skills have also been applied to her children, callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and service in her community. Chris’ influence extends to different nationalities and cultures. The Bestors have lived in Nairobi, Kenya, and now reside in Cairo, Egypt.
“My experience shows that teaching, much like learning, is a lifelong process,” she says.