About Mr. Larsen
Nate Larsen is currently in his fourth 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 (5th grade) and Emily (2nd 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), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). 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), and a 2013 ING Unsung Heroes Award recipient in recognition of innovation and excellence in education.
Mr. Larsen has facilitated several professional development opportunities dealing with the use of technology in the classroom, iPad apps for the classroom, Holocaust education, and modern Germany. 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 sixteen 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.
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, 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 that 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 two other seasons, and the quarter-finals in five 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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