Paul Crisler Scholarship Fund

Paul Crisler Scholarship Fund

Paul Crisler has served in Lutheran School teaching ministry for 49 years. His career includes nine years in Lutheran elementary schools as a teacher and principal, interim principal at Lutheran South for two years, and 38 years at Lutheran North as a mathematics teacher, coach, registrar, assistant principal, and principal. He considers himself a lifetime Crusader.
Paul earned his B.S. in Education from Concordia Teachers College, River Forest and his Master’s in Secondary School Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has taken additional classes at St. Louis University and Washington University.
He was selected as Principal of the Year by the St. Louis Area Secondary School Principals Association, named a “Consummate Profession” by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, and was awarded the “Spiritus Christi Medallion” by his alma mater, Concordia University, Chicago. He served on the Board of Regents for Concordia University, St. Paul. While serving as principal at Lutheran North, he received the Paul Lange Award by the National Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools. He was also selected as one of 100 principals from across the nation to attend the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for a Summer Institute. Paul was a member of the State North Central/Advance Ed Board and served as a member/chair leader of more than 35 school accreditation evaluation teams in Missouri.
During the late 70’s, Paul initiated the use of technology into the curriculum at Lutheran North, being one of the first schools in the St. Louis community to use computers in the academic program. Lutheran North was the first Lutheran High School in the country utilizing computers. He also introduced the concept of the block schedule, departing from the traditional seven periods of forty-five minutes classes. Lutheran North was the second school in the St. Louis area to adapt to this format, which is used by all schools today in various forms.
He initiated the development of the Jim Crane Athletic Complex by working with Lucas & Hunt Village and a highway advertising sign company in purchasing the unused 25 acres of land south of Lutheran North’s campus. His last year at North, 2003-04, was the scene of land clearing and grading for the 25-acre addition to the North campus.
Building relationships with students whether as a teacher, coach, or administrator has always been Paul’s goal at Lutheran North. It is the common relationship with Jesus Christ that provides the positive culture found within the Crusader community.


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Kelly Werner

    Mrs. Kelly Werner 

    Business and Development Manager
  • Photo of Judith Seiler

    Mrs. Judith Seiler 

    Student Billing Administrator and Alumni & Development Coordinator