Gareis, Lisa

 Lisa Gareis - History

At a young age, I discovered the subject of history. It quickly became a passion of mine. History connects us to other people, explains how we are the way we are and provides skills that other subjects do not always focus on. It was only natural that my subject of focus in university would be history. I graduated from West Texas A & M with a double major in Secondary Education and History. I then furthered my education with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. For the past four years my education has been put to good use, teaching high school history and building classroom curriculum. For the past three years, I was blessed to teach history in South Korea. Though I loved every year while there, I felt led to pursue a teaching career back in the United States. I am so happy that that led me to this opportunity at Crosspoint. I am excited for this year and what I’ll be able to contribute to the community of Crosspoint.

I have spent my life traveling and moving around the nation and the world. I spent four of my younger years living with my family in West Africa. Having that early experience living in another country impacted my life greatly. It was there that I realized that I wanted to help people with my life, not just to live it. Since then, I have been able to experience different cultures, such as the Sioux Indians in South Dakota, Russia and South Korea. I am excited to move back to the Pacific Northwest area and look forward to establishing myself here. While traveling, one thing has always been the main focal point in my life: God. My relationship with God has been the reason for everything I do. I feel so blessed to be able to teach, to teach a subject I love and to teach it at a school that allows me to share about God.

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.”
~ Titus 2:7-8


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