North Platte High School | Social Studies
My name is Jeremy Stevens, and I am originally from Sidney, Nebraska. I grew up in a single-parent family and attended Sidney Public Schools for grades K-12. I had an older sister, and my mom worked as a teacher’s aide and later as a banker. I graduated high school in 2004, and joined the United States Army. From 2004-2008, I served as an airborne infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division, including a 15-month combat tour in Afghanistan from February 2007-May 2008.
After leaving the military, I attending college at Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney. I later transferred to Creighton University, where I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Secondary Education. I student taught at Fremont Middle School, and long-term substitute taught there following school year. In 2013, I began teaching full-time at North Platte High School. That year, I taught sophomore World History, junior American History, and senior American Government. I also coached Adams Middle School wrestling and track. In 2015, I began teaching American Government and Advanced American Government full-time. In 2016, I added dual-credit as an option for Advanced American Government, as I graduated with my Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Students who want to take Advanced American Government can receive credit through Mid-Plains Community College (POLS 1000—American Government and Politics). As a classroom teacher, I think building relationships with students is the most important thing I can do.
My wife works at Great Plains Health and we have been married since 2012. Our son was born later that same year, and he goes to school in North Platte as well. We feel fortunate to live in western Nebraska--a place we consider to be family-friendly. I enjoy getting to know the families of the kids my son goes to school with and hope to see them in my own classroom someday.