Academics & Arts

High School Teachers

Christopher Morehead

B.A. German, TESOL and Secondary Education -- Michigan State University
Teaching Certification and Graduate Coursework -- Michigan State University

Past President, American Association of Teachers of German - Michigan



Year Hired at GLCS: 2014

Since Mr. Morehead joined the Glen Lake educational community in 2014, his focus has been language and intercultural learning, along with the integration of STEM concepts into the secondary curriculum. His teaching areas include German, English as a Second Language and STEM. He is a Glen Lake Teacher Tech Leader and also coordinates Glen Lake's cultural exchange in Germany with our partner school, the Anne Frank Gesamtschule in Havixbeck.

Outside of the classroom, Mr. Morehead enjoys coaching High School Robotics and Middle School Track.

His professional experiences have included teaching English in Germany's Rhineland, leading the English as a Second Language Department and teaching German in Southwest Detroit, summer school ESL and English remediation in Detroit and Flint, and also working as a paraprofessional for special education in Palisade, Colorado.

At Michigan State University, he began as a Biosystems Engineering major but soon realized a deeper interest in language, linguistics, societies and cultures. This led him to study abroad in Mayen, Germany in 2003 and, eventually, to work as an English teacher in Koblenz, Germany for two years. In 2013, he had the pleasure of returning to Koblenz to co-lead an experience-based summer program for school-age English and German learners. In 2017 he traveled on a grant from the Goethe Institut to the Europäische Akademie in Saarland, along with Glen Lake Physics and Chemistry teacher Shannon Fisher, where they developed curriculum materials that tie together STEM and German learning.

Outside of school, some of his favorite activities include cycling and hiking with his wife, walking with their dog Betty, running, and skiing. He also enjoys working on his motorcycle and learning new recipes in the kitchen. International travel and exploring Northern Michigan are also high on his list. Mr. Morehead has visited Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, Poland, Tunisia, Costa Rica, Canada and Peru. He and his wife look forward to a honeymoon hiking in the Slovenian Alps in Summer 2021.