Six Questions: Meet Miss Kirstin Reistad, 1st grade teacher

Please join us in welcoming Miss Kirstin Reistad to our Immanuel Lutheran School faculty this year as our new 1st grade teacher!

As we prepare to begin the 2016-2017 academic year, ILS is thrilled to have several excellent new teachers join our faculty. Each of these teachers are taking a moment to respond to our Six Questions Series to help our community get to know them a bit more before the start of the year, and they very much look forward to getting to know our ILS students and families in the next few weeks!

1. What will you teach at ILS/what is your role at ILS?

I am delighted to begin teaching first grade at ILS!

2. What does classical education mean to you?

I love how classical education strives to study all courses in a true, good, and beautiful manner. It cultivates lifelong learners who are equipped to share their faith and serve their neighbor in all vocations.

3. What are you looking forward to most about joining the community at ILS?

I am looking forward to joining such a supportive and Christ-centered group of people. Iā€™m thankful that I will get to worship with students, partner with parents, and learn from faculty.

4. Who was one teacher who inspired you?

My mother was a first grade teacher, and I hope to emulate her warmth, engaging manner, and genuine care for students. I am inspired by the way she naturally and consistently points daily lessons and conversations back to Jesus as our Savior and the assurance of our salvation.

5. What is your favorite book? (What book has most inspired you?)

It's hard to pick a favorite. I can say that I'm very much looking forward to revisiting some of my childhood favorites this year. I cannot wait to share my love of The Little House in the Big Woods, The Boxcar Children, and others with my class!

6. Please share one thing families wouldn't already know about you.

I love DIY crafts and home improvement projects. I recently reupholstered an old family sofa, which survived my recent move from Texas to Virginia. Next on the to-do list is recovering my kitchen chairs!