My name is Ben Nauman. I am a part of the 8th Grade team here at Elgin Middle School. I teach 8th Grade Social Studies and College and Career Readiness. I am the coordinator for the 8th Grade Washington DC Trip. I also coach High School Football and Freshman Boys Basketball.
A little about me: I am married to my beautiful wife Molly. We have two wonderful children, with a third currently on the way. I am a 2009 graduate of North Union High School. I played and lettered in 4 sports in high school: football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball. I went to Ohio Northern University and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Social Studies and a license to teach Integrated Social Studies 7-12. I also played varsity football and club lacrosse at ONU. I love to spend time with my family and friends. Reading and playing cards are my favorite indoor pastimes. I love to be outdoors; whether that is hunting or fishing, playing sports or swimming, building things and working with my hands, or working on the farm doing chores, bailing hay/straw, or working ground.
I love history, and the lessons that it can teach us about our past, present and future. History will never repeat itself, but it can rhyme. If we don't know where we have been, we have no clue about where we are, or where we are going.