Ms. Christina Maisenne LEE JP

Ms. Christina Maisenne LEE JP
Convenor, Committee on Maryknoll Spirit in MCS Education

Christina Maisenne Lee, JP has always been passionate about education, social service innovation, cross-sector collaboration, and character building. She received her formal education in Public Policy Studies (BA from the University of Chicago), Comparative Social Research (MSc from the University of Oxford), and Education (MSc from the University of Bristol) before eventually obtaining the local teaching qualification (PGDE from the Hong Kong Baptist University). She was conferred an Honorary Fellowship by Lingnan University.

Besides serving her alma mater Maryknoll Convent School and its School Sponsoring Body, Christina is School Supervisor of N.T.W.J.W.A. Leung Sing Tak Primary School, school manager of WF Joseph Lee Primary School, Wah Yan College, Hong Kong, and St. Patrick’s School.  She is Chairperson of the New Territories Women and Juveniles Welfare Association, an NGO founded in 1965, that is School Sponsoring Body of a number of schools in Early Childhood Education and Primary education. Christina is Court Member of the Hong Kong Baptist University, and Steward of the Education University of Hong Kong Foundation. 

Christina is also most grateful for the opportunity to serve on advisory committees and boards of the HKSAR Government in the past two decades. Currently, she is member of the Commission on Poverty, the Curriculum Development Council’s Standing Committee on Values Education, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force, and the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service.  Recently, she has joined the Hospital Governing Committee of Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital.

Christina is married and blessed with two sons and a daughter.

What is your first memory of the school, (and if relevant, how did that influence you)?

The shock that came with being chosen to crown Mary on May Day, as I was neither the brightest nor the most well-behaved.  I realise now this feeling “of being seen, chosen, and worthy” is what I hope education, in particular Catholic education, can bring about for all.

As a Councillor, what ambition or aspirations do you have?

To work together with the Maryknoll community to continue God’s work as the Maryknoll sisters have gone before us.

As we share our aspirations for mankind, belief in human potential for goodness, and inspired to be better versions of ourselves, we are also challenged to embrace diversity, humble ourselves, and seek God’s will. 

What kind of skills, knowledge, or contribution do you bring to the school as a Councillor?

I hope to contribute my network and experience in education and character formation as we stay true to the mission of making God’s love visible and relevant to meeting the needs of our students and the community.