Garin Dupuis, born in Colville, WA, attended Kettle Falls schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade and then earned his B.A. in Spanish, focusing on linguistics, from Eastern Washington University in 2009. While attending EWU, Mr. Dupuis spent five weeks studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain where he relished and soaked up the opportunity to live, eat, and breathe the Spanish culture in the summer of 2007. Although he had set his sights on becoming a bilingual business professional, he found himself working in the public school system as a para-educator in Portland, Oregon for the David Douglas School District.
Enjoying the work, he moved back to Kettle Falls in 2010 and began his Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education with Liberty University Online. Upon graduating from the program, he joined the instructional staff at Paideia High School in June of 2014 and has thoroughly enjoyed helping students get the most from their world language teacher.
Other than teaching students languages and cultures, Mr. Dupuis also enjoys hiking, cooking, composing music, mountain-biking, motorcycles, and spending time with his wife, Kharissa, and both their families.