Our Falcon Spotlight is on Nathan Holtmeyer. Mr. Holtmeyer was honored last January (2014) as the MRTA Excellent Educator for the month. Holtmeyer was nominated by then junior, Ashley Eggemeyer. Eggemeyer said, "He shows so much enthusiasm for what he does every day and that is why I nominated him". "I felt he deserved a shot at winning such an amazing award."
MRTA (Missouri Retired Teachers Association) partners with KRCG to select and honor mid-Missouri educators who go above and beyond the call of the duty. Students can nominate one of their teachers, and then a panel of judges selects a recipient for each month as the Excellent Educator of the month. Holtmeyer was recognized at a school-wide assembly.
Holtmeyer received his undergraduate degree from Central Methodist University in 2004 and his graduate degree from William Woods in 2008. He then spent a year teaching at Mexico Middle School before coming to Blair Oaks, Holtmeyer is married to Laura (Stegeman) who is a Blair Oaks graduate. They have two children: Ella and Everett.
Over the years, Holtmeyer has coached various Blair Oaks athletic teams. His current coaching duties include head middle school wrestling coach and head high school boys track. He was a varsity wrestling coach from 2006-2011 and was an assistant varsity football coach from 2006-2009. One of his most memorable moments was in 2006 when the football team won state. “I told the players that if they won, I would let them shave my head”. They took him up on it and won.
In addition to his coaching duties, Holtmeyer sponsors the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club and Operation Bugle Boy (OBB) which helps Jefferson City honor current and former military personnel.
In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family as well as keeping up-to-date on current events. Holtmeyer also enjoys target practice, hunting and fishing.