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Meet the teacher - Gary Riess

Gary Riess


College World Civilization (11), and College U.S. History (12).

I grew up in: Rochester, Minn.

My high school: Rochester John Marshall.

College: University of Minnesota, B.S.p; St. Cloud Stte University, M.A.

My academic achievements: National Honor Society, B.S. with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Non-academic life achievements: LEEA Award (2000), Kimball Teacher of the Year (1992), Ashland Oil Golden Apple Award (1993), CMC Head Coach of the Year (1995-96), MSHSL Lifetime Coach Award (2008), MSHSL Coach of 18 champion or runnerup athletic teams (1976-2012).

My favorite school experience (as a student): Friends and teammates participating in sports.

My favorite school experience (as a teacher): Sharing history's stories and lessons with current students, and catching up with former students about their lives and experiences.

Something most people don't know aboutme: I am a member of the St. Cloud Police Reserves (16 years).