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    Mrs. Wise

    Hello! My name is Karissa Wise and I am honored to be your kindergartener’s teacher this year at NExA! Kindergarten is very near and dear to my heart; it is where a passion for learning begins, and I am so lucky to be on this journey with your child!

    I have been married to my wonderful husband for 8 years. Our son is entering first grade this fall, and our daughter will begin Pre-K. 

    I grew up in Coeur d’Alene and just moved back to the area last summer after spending 7 years away supporting my husband’s military and helicopter pilot career.  I am ecstatic to be back in North Idaho, teaching in my hometown! I received my bachelor’s degree in education through Lewis-Clark State College, and my master’s degree in curriculum and instruction of reading through Grand Canyon University. 

    Although I have primarily been busy raising my babies, I have had wonderful teaching opportunities, including being NExA’s long-term third grade and kindergarten sub before joining their Title 1 team. 

    When I am not teaching I love spending quality time with my children (they are my world!), husband, and family. We love being active outdoors: spending time hiking new terrain, camping, or being out on the lake. We also fill our days with music, books, soccer and ballet!


    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at kjwise@cdaschools.org!


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