Six Questions with Mr. Luke Preus, ILS School Board Member

We are thankful for those who serve our school community on our ILS School Board! We have invited these school board members to further introduce themselves to our community by responding to our Six Questions Series. We hope that you enjoyed their responses, and that this is helpful as you see them around campus and at school and community events throughout the year.

Today's blog features Board member Mr. Luke Preus, father to two future ILS students, serving in his first term on the ILS School Board. We hope you enjoy today's Six Questions!

1. What is your role at ILS?
I am serving on my first term on ILS’s school board.  I am father to two future students (two-year-old boy, and baby girl).

2. What attracted you to classical, Christian education?
I saw the benefits of classical education in college as compared to my high school public education.  The classical curriculum ultimately prepares students to question, think, reason, and defend.  These attributes make good citizens who consider the higher things in life.  In addition, understanding these timeless methods of education lead students to appreciate the beauty of learning, which can be applied to any subject or specialty later in life.  As a Christian, a Christian education focuses on the love and sacrifice of Jesus, which is a comforting teaching that is sorely missing in other schools.

3. What do you enjoy most about our ILS community?
I enjoy the closeness of a small school.  Also, although I am unable to attend, I hear that Wednesday Chapel is awesome (my two-year-old may be the one yelling “Jesus” in the back).

4. What was your favorite class (or subject) in school?
I guess it was Economics since that was my major.  I also enjoyed Religion and History.

5. What book(s) are you currently reading? (What books are on your nightstand?)
I just finished “Coolidge” - the biography of Calvin Coolidge by Amity Shlaes. I am now reading “A Christian Guide to Mental Illness: Recognizing Mental Illness in the Church & School” by Dr. Stephen Saunders.

6. Please share one thing you're looking forward to this year.
The completed building!  The students competing against other schools in sports activities is pretty neat too.