Tony Tuseth

Created: 05/21/2014 5:56 PM
By: Laura Lee

(ABC 6 News) -- This weeks Excellent Educator is from Stewartville.

Tony Tuseth is a Life Science teacher at Stewartville Middle School and he's known among his students as "the funny teacher."

"Authographs at 3:05," chuckles Tuseth after receiving the award.    

He says he was inspired to teach because of a biology teacher he once had.

"Mr. Nelson," says Tuseth.    

"You could tell he liked us and he said funny things, that made me enjoy science and made me think thats something I want to do," he says.

And he's been doing it for more than thirty years.  He also coaches track and basketball and has many roles at home as a dad, a grandfather and a husband to his wife who also happens to teach in Stewartville.
"I think you can try hard everyday and try the best you can," says Tuseth.

And who knows, maybe he'll be a "Mr. Nelson" to one of his students.