Lisa (Miller) Rakes

Name: Lisa Rakes

Name in High School: Lisa Miller

Current City/State: Coeur d’Alene, ID

Current Occupation: 6th grade teacher

Single/Married/Other: married to Mark Rakes since 1996

Kids: Palmer-6, Emmie Quinn-2 1/2

Pets: Abby, 10 year old golden retriever

What H.S. group, club, sports or activities were you involved in?: basketball, cross-country, tennis, drill team, YVA

What is your favorite high school memory?: friends, late nights at Perkins, making peanut brittle in chemistry, French class, craziness of double-shifting

Military Service/College/Other: University of Idaho, B.S. Elementary Education, M.A. Curriculum & Instruction

What have you been doing since June, 1990?: After graduation, I attended the University of Idaho, took an exchange to Sweden, and by 1996 had my first teaching job and was married to Mark. Since our marriage, we have been busy moving from house to house to house; I think we have been in 3 states and 6 houses within 13 years. So, moving aside, we settled back into Coeur d’Alene where I currently teach 6th graders at Canfield Middle School. Our family grew when Palmer was born in 2004 and became complete with Emerson joining us in 2007. Now, we happily bounce between swim lessons, t-ball games, lego club, the gym, Costco, and school. It shocks me that it has been 20 years! Amazing!!!

Significant Achievements?: Just being: wife, mom, teacher, friend 🙂

Places you’ve traveled?: Sweden, The Netherlands, Eastern Europe, around the Northwest and Northern California

Anything else you want to share?: I am so excited to see friends, whether from here in-town or from clear across the country!


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