New Director of Shady Creek: Christopher Little
Sutter County Superintendent of Schools is delighted to announce our new Director of Shady Creek, Christopher Little. Born and raised in Sacramento, Christopher attended 12 different schools in the Sacramento area before graduating from Folsom High School. Christopher is the son of an Assemblies of God Pastor and has an identical twin brother, Jason.
“I want Shady Creek to be everyone’s school,” Christopher said. “How can we make this your school? We are here to host your family events and serve our communities.”
Being raised in church, Christopher was involved in puppet ministry. At the age of 13, began playing the drums in the church band. Thus began his lifelong passion for music. When Christopher and Jason were 19 years old, they were signed by a label on the east coast for their Christian band, The Turnout. They toured with their band for 2 to 3 years.
Christopher and his brother, Jason, became involved with Woodleaf when the camp was short two counselors in 2006. Their mom called and asked if they would fill in since they were on a break from touring with their band. Christopher said that the minute he walked through the doors at Woodleaf, he felt at home. From that point forward, he and his brother, Jason, were known as Yeti and Sasquatch.
Christopher met the “love of his life,” Shannon Cueva, when they served together as naturalists at Woodleaf in 2006. They were engaged in 2010 and married in 2011. As a couple, they have adopted two boys from Sutter County; Izaya, now 15 and Anthony, now 12. As a family, they enjoy spending time together playing sports, board games and disc golfing.
“As a parent, I have become a better teacher and manager,” Christopher said. “I am able to better serve not only the students, but the parents as well.”