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Nate Warsen wins Wayland VFW Teacher of Year award

(From left) Principal Tom Cutler, Nate Warsen, Sgt. Michael Gower and Commander David Steffens. (Photo courtesy of Laurie Zywiczynski)

Wayland High School special education teacher Nate Warsen was presented the annual Wayland VFW Teacher of the Year award at the Pearl Harbor Day assembly Thursday afternoon.

“Nate goes above and beyond the call of duty every day in the classroom for his students,” said Principal Tom Cutler. “He is the department chair for the Special Education Department and has spearheaded a new system to deliver special education services to our high school students. In doing so, Nate’s system not only encompasses students with an IEP, but also students who are at risk, but not identified for services.”

Cutler went on to say that Warsen “closely monitors student achievement daily and weekly and serves all students that need assistance. He is truly making an impact on the lives of students in the high school, not only on his caseload but the greater at risk population.”

Warsen has been active in serving at the high school and is part of the Professional Learning Community Leadership Team, as well as a member of the Student Assistance Team. He helps monitor the lunch room during the school day and is a member of the basketball coaching staff.

“He is a very dedicated, hardworking, and outstanding educator,” Cutler added.

The objective of the VFW award is to honor an outstanding teacher who has committed the extra time and effort to benefit kids in the classroom and/or in extracurricular activities in Wayland Union Schools.

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