Nebraska State Teacher of the Year, 2011
Bob Feurer has taught all 37 years of his career in the science department at North Bend Central Junior-Senior H.S. Biology I and II, Anatomy & Physiology, Global Science, Earth Science, Science 7 and, had there been a book for weightlifting class, that would have been on his desk as well. North Bend is a rural district with only about 600 students P-12 but that enrollment comes from 13 zip codes and is less than an hour outside of Omaha! Bob has two children, one a math teacher and the other a cell phone sales manager. Julie, his wife of nearly 40 years, is a registered nurse in nearby Fremont, NE. They are expecting a grandson, their first, in early November. Feurer grew up in southeast Nebraska and attended a one-room school until high school. His mother also taught and went to high school with “Larry the Cable Guy’s” dad! Oh, and Marg Helgenberger grew up right across the street from his house!
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