Christi Slavenas is a mother, an honorary grandmother, a spouse, and has retired from 36 years of teaching almost exclusively in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47.

Christi retired in 2013 and spends a lot of time volunteering. She worked and volunteered at Safe Passage in Prevention, visiting schools throughout the county. She presently serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees at Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society, is a PCP for Genoa-1, and was a candidate for DeKalb County Board District 2 in 2020. She attends many workshops and forums through DCNP, mentored during the Covid crisis through the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, was a Granny Reader for four years, volunteers at Genoa Area Food Hub, and partners with DeKalb County History Center to establish programs at KVHS, building connections between KVHS and Genoa-Kingston students.