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James Christiansen
History Teacher


I am the High School History Teacher and an Elementary Multi- Subject Teacher at WCA. Previously, I have taught in public schools, business and the military sector. I received my bachelor’s degree in History from San Jose State University. I come from a long line of Veterans; my grandfather (immigrant from Denmark and Army doughboy in WW1), my dad (Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade, Korean War) and me (Marine Corps Captain mostly in the 80’s). During the Military, I flew and jumped out of aircraft, rode tanks and taught Naval Gunfire and Logistics. Traveling is one of my joys and I have visited several countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Family is very important to me! I have much to be proud of coming from a large family of five boys with loving parents. I am now a grandpa to five amazing grandchildren.

I love sports and I am healthy minded! I have lettered and coached sports and enjoy watching my California pro-teams win. I enjoy sharing health tips with people and keeping myself fit.

Last but not least, I have a passion for ministry. It was a blessing to work with youth through Campus Life/Youth for Christ (Area Director) and Young Life, Singles’ Ministries, and Christian Music.  One of my favorite verses is: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.