Phone: (971) 200-8003
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Portland State University Master of Education Portland State University
Mr. Nathan Emerson
My name is Nathan Emerson and I am a fourth grade teacher at Otto Petersen Elementary. I got my start at OPE in the spring of 2016 substituting for Mrs. Longtain and Mrs. Stoel while they were each out on leaves. I really enjoyed the staff and students, and I truly appreciated the strong sense of community here. That summer I was hired to teach either 4th or 5th grade for the 2016-2017 school year. The district added a sixth fourth grade class just before the school year started, and I have been happy to be part of an awesome fourth grade team since then.
I was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where I attended public elementary, middle, and high schools before continuing my education at the local community college. I moved to Oregon in January of 2006, and decided to go back to school to pursue a career in elementary education. I attended Portland State University, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in 2010 and my Master’s degree in 2012. Before joining the Scappoose School District, I worked as a substitute teacher all over the Portland metropolitan area and coached high school softball at Grant High School in my neighborhood.
I have three children and two grandchildren. My wife of 20+ years is a creative director, artist, and my best friend. In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, and riding my motorcycle. I love spending time with family and friends outdoors as much as possible. My dog Hank, cat Jack, and rabbits Bruno and Junie also bring a lot of joy to my life.