Our Latin teacher, Christian Kreiger, is our next teacher spotlight. Becoming a teacher has been so rewarding to him. He loves to share knowledge in a subject that can truly open students’ minds to new ways of thinking of history, of their own language and the world around them.
Finding his passion
Christian Kreiger attended the University of Michigan and started off as a Computer Science Engineering major. It never held his interest, which ultimately led to suffering academically. In taking courses for Humanities credits, he found himself more interested in Roman History electives than any other core courses, ultimately leading to a switch of majors, to Classical Civilizations, complete with Latin and Greek education. He then went on to attain his Master’s Degree from the same department at the University of Michigan, in Latin.
Living out his passion
He had many options after obtaining his degree and chose to become a teacher. His passion runs so deep that he wants to use his skills to teach others in Latin.
He is excited to continue teaching at Livingston Classical Academy and enjoys sharing knowledge in a subject area that can truly open students’ minds to new ways of thinking of history, of their own language and the world around them.
Outside of the classroom, he enjoys reading ancient and modern literature. You may also find him playing a strategy game on a traditional board game or electronic version.
His favorite piece of Classical literature (both in the sense of classical education and the Classical period of Greek and Roman history) is the Odes of Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), a collection of four books of poetry from the time of Augustus.
His other favorite things to do include cooking, baking, gardening, and spending time with his family, his fiancé, Amanda, and his dog Orion.