Hello, my name is Michael Bader and I am excited to be returning to Walnut Hill for the 2019-2020 school year. This will be my 4th year of teaching and I love every year that I get to collaborate with my colleagues and do what is best for every student. I graduated from Wayne State College in 2015 with my Elementary Education degree and I am currently working on my Master's degree specializing in Special Education. Teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However, I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents. We are partners in your child's learning experience. I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year, I will communicate through notes home, telephone calls, emails, report cards and Student-Led Conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. Walnut Hill follows the No Excuses - College Bound Expectations philosophy. I am fortunate enough to be able to represent Wayne State College. Wayne State College is located in Wayne Nebraska. Wayne State College's mascot is the Wildcat and their colors are Black and Yellow.