Mrs. Christy Rathbun was born in Junction City, Kansas and moved to Ellsworth in 6th grade. She graduated from EHS in 1970. She received her BA and Masters Degree from Fort Hays State University. She began teaching at EHS in 1976.

She and her husband have three children, Nancy, Emmylou, and Sarah and two grandkids, Alexis and Sam. They also raise Angus cattle on their ranch. In her spare time she enjoys reading, crafts, and just being a mother and grandma.