Mr. Nate Larsen, Assistant Principal / AD
Mr. Larsen is currently in his eighth year as the assistant principal/activities director for Logan View Jr/Sr High School, and transportation director for the district. He graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 1995, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education with an emphasis in social sciences in May of 2000, and Doane College (now Doane University) with a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership in May of 2008. Nate and his wife Kerry have two children, Jackson (9th grade) and Emily (6th grade), who both attend Logan View.
Mr. Larsen is an active member of the Nebraska State Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NSIAAA) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as well as the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA), Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals (NSASSP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA). Mr. Larsen also serves as the NSIAAA Vice President, as well as Leadership Training and Certification Coordinator. In addition, Mr. Larsen serves on the advisory board of the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium (NHEC) through the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE), the board of directors for the Nebraska State Council for the Social Studies (NSCSS), is an East-West Center Fellow (2006), a two-time Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow (2009 and 2013), a 2013 ING Unsung Heroes Award recipient in recognition of innovation and excellence in education, and a White House Historical Association Fellow (2019).
Mr. Larsen has facilitated several professional development opportunities dealing with the use of technology in the classroom, iPad apps for the classroom, Holocaust education, modern Germany and issues related to interscholastic athletics. In October 2015 at the IHE conference at Doane College, Mr. Larsen gave a presentation on pre-war Jewish life. Every November at the NSIAAA conference in Kearney, Mr. Larsen is a part of the teaching staff for courses dealing with current issues in athletics for other activities directors from around the state. In the spring of 2016 he became a part of the network of trainer specialists for the Transatlantic Outreach Program, and was asked to lead a two week study tour in Germany for social studies teachers from across the United States in June and July of 2016. Upon returning from the study tour, Mr. Larsen also began serving as an ambassador for the Transatlantic Outreach Program. Mr. Larsen was selected as the 2017 Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow of the Year and was presented with the award at the National Council for the Social Studies conference in San Francisco on November 18, 2017. As the Fellow of the Year, Mr. Larsen once again guided a group of social studies teachers from the United States and Canada on a two week study tour of Germany in the summer of 2018.
Prior to coming to Logan View, Mr. Larsen worked as a social studies teacher and coach at Aurora High School for ten years. He taught Government, American History, Current Issues, History of Film Studies, Psychology, and wrote the curriculum for a Holocaust Studies course he created. He served as the 9th grade girls basketball coach for a year, junior varsity girls basketball coach for three years, and the head girls basketball coach for five years prior to spending a year as a varsity basketball official. During his tenure the girls basketball team competed in the state tournament in 2006-07, the first time a girls team from Aurora had done so in twenty-two years. Mr. Larsen also served as an assistant varsity football coach for all ten of his years in Aurora. The football team made the playoffs all ten years, winning back to back state championships in 2008 and 2009. The team made the semi-finals in one other season, and the quarter-finals in six other seasons.
Prior to Aurora, Mr. Larsen taught 8th grade social studies at Omaha Bryan Middle School while serving as an assistant varsity football and girls basketball coach at Omaha Central High School. Prior to Omaha, Mr. Larsen taught middle school social studies in Auburn while serving as an assistant varsity football coach, middle school girls basketball coach, junior varsity boys basketball coach, and head girls basketball coach. Prior to Auburn, Mr. Larsen served as an assistant football coach at Lincoln Southeast High School from 1997-1999. During those years the team won back to back state championships in 1997 and 1998, and made the quarter-finals in 1999.
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