Six Questions: Meet Miss Rebekah Reistad, 2nd grade teacher

Immanuel Lutheran School is excited to be adding several wonderful new teachers to our faculty this year, who we very much look forward to introducing you to here online, as well as in person in the coming weeks. To that end, each new teacher will be sharing a bit more about themselves through our Six Questions Series.

Please join us in welcoming Miss Rebekah Reistad to our faculty as our new 2nd grade teacher. Stay tuned for features on our other new teachers in the coming days!



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

I am thrilled to begin serving as ILS’s second grade teacher!

2. What does classical education mean to you?

Classical education trains students’ minds, hearts, and bodies and inspires a lifelong love of learning through the lens of the one Truth- the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ.

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

Everything! I have been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for three years and have been in constant admiration of ILS’s faithful, supportive community. I have loved getting to know the faculty and school families through church and am looking forward to working with them in an official capacity.

I’m also extremely excited to meet my class! I cannot wait to teach, learn from, and worship with them.

4. Who was one teacher who inspired you?

My piano teacher that I studied with in middle and high school is a truly remarkable teacher. She is patient, kind, and loving, but never stopped pushing me to improve. The goals that she set for me were more ambitious than any I would have set for myself, but I was able to achieve them thanks to her faith in my abilities and contagious passion for playing.

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

My latest source of inspiration has come from several books about classical education, including Classical Education (Kern and Veith) and Simply Classical (Swope), which I have been reading in preparation for my new vocation. They have opened my eyes about the true need for classical education in our society.

For pleasure, I love a good Jane Austen novel! I have Pride and Prejudice practically memorized at this point.

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

I absolutely love the Olympics, and going to an Olympic event (as a spectator J) is at the top of my life bucket list.