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Lutheran High educator named teacher of year

November 14, 2018

Preston Sunderman, a teacher at Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk, recently was named the Middle/High School Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Sunderman, who teaches 10th- through 12th-grade students at Lutheran High, was selected for the honor that goes to an individual who teaches students full time in a LCMS school who can range from sixth grade to seniors in high school.

In addition to his teaching duties, Sunderman serves as the coach of the speech and mock trial teams at Lutheran High Northeast and is also the co-sponsor of student council. He is currently working on his master’s degree in history through the University of South Dakota.

Excerpts from his nomination included:

“Mr. Sunderman is a great teacher. He is my favorite teacher because he is involved with all of his students and teaches them the way they learn the best. He listens to the concerns of the students and accommodates them as much as he can.

“He is an outstanding teacher who truly cares about the students of LHNE and gives willingly of his time. He is respected by the kids and also makes learning fun, while preparing them for college.

“He is a humble, servant leader who is always willing to do more to meet the needs of the students and prepare them for their vocation.”

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