Nathan GayheartTravis Drilingas
Armstrong High School
Nathan goes above and beyond for his students and always has. He works long, sometimes 15 hour days between school, after school and coaching football. Because he teaches in a small, rural community, his class sizes are small. Being a science teacher, you cant do many labs or fun activities with small class sizes, but Nathan always finds a way. He takes his students out to Middlefork at night to learn how to look for stars using a telescope, makes homemade ice cream every year with them to teach them about chemical reactions and the students personal favorite, makes bouncy balls with them to teach them about rules of Physics. His energy doesnt end in the classroom. Hes also a brilliant football coach. Win or lose, hes supportive and calm. He wants his boys to have a positive experience and remember him as supportive and monumental as his high school football coach. Some of his days are 6 AM – 10 PM, but he never complains. Hes what every parent should want as a teacher or coach for their child.
Nominated by Caitlin