Khara Lewis, History

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Khara was raised as a military child living all over the United States and Germany until she settled for High School in Troy, Idaho. In school Khara was very involved with activities such as varsity track, cheerleading, drama club, honor choir, ski club, newspaper, and FFA. She then went on to receive her B.A. in History and Anthropology from the University of Idaho before joining the U.S. Army as a Psychological Operations Specialist.

While in the Army, Khara met her husband Fred at the Special Operations language school on Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. They later moved to Stuttgart, Germany, where Khara completed her Master’s in Education and had the opportunity to work with Department of Defense schools. She also volunteered on post as a youth soccer coach, cheerleading coach, and girl-scout advisor.

Upon returning to the U.S, Khara spent a year in a full ESL classroom working with children of migrant farm workers in Washington. Her family then relocated to North Carolina where she taught for three years in a very large inner-city school working mainly with at-risk youth. During this time Khara became the head of the World History department, a SIT Representative, an LDC Teacher Trainer, and the cheer coach.

Do to agricultural opportunities, Khara and her family moved to Kentucky where she taught history and coached varsity basketball while helping her husband run a 112 acre organic farm for disabled veterans. She and her family eventually decided they were ready to settle down for good and have chosen Maui as their permanent home. Khara and Fred have two sons who are sophomores this year, a daughter who is in 7th grade, and a daughter who is in 3rd grade at Maui Prep. They all love getting outdoors and having family adventures such as camping, hiking, and skiing.

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