Mr. Nathan L. McAlister

Phone: 785-286-8300


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Education/History, Kansas State University M.A.T. History, Emporia State University

Mr. Nathan L. McAlister


I have taught middle and high school history for 22 years. I have been married to my lovely and patient wife, Kim for 22 years. Together we have two wonderful sons. I am teaching The American Civil War class and four sections of US History. I have assisted many students with several award winning historical preservation projects. These include two pieces of Kansas Legislation, a Civil War mural honoring the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War Veterans Database project, National History Day projects, and Lowell Milken for Unsung Heroes projects.

In 2010, I was named Kansas and National History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History. Additional honors include Educator of the Year by the Santa Fe Trail Association/National Park Service, Outstanding American History Teacher by the Kansas Daughters of the American Revolution, Gilder Lehrman Senior Education Fellow, Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Fellow, and this past summer I finished my fellowship with the George Washington National Library.

I love to travel and learn. My summers are spent traveling with my family or students. I have led several student trips to Washington, D.C. and Europe. Together my students and I have visited nine different European Countries. Additionally, I teach two teacher seminars, one at Gettysburg College and one at Princeton University. 

I currently serve on the boards of several state and national organizations. These include the Kansas Board for History Education, the iCivics National Educators Network, the iCivics Kansas State Committee, The Kansas State Department of Education’s Regulation Committee, and head of the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Curriculum Committee.

Thank you,

Mr. McAlister