Channing graduated with a B.S in Early Childhood Education from Louisiana State University. She has her teaching certification from LSU and holds a certificate in Pre-K to 4th grade in Texas. She has over 6 years of experience in the classroom. Channing is a native to Nacogdoches but moved around the first part of her teaching career with her husband, who was in the military. She has taught many children in Baton Rouge, Killeen-Fort Hood, Pearland, and Nacogdoches. While her three children attended CES, she was an active parent volunteer, as was her husband, Bill.