Nathan Herzog


David Figueroa, Author

Nathan Herzog teaches world history and ninth-grade AVID. He started teaching at SFHS in 2021, but he had already been teaching for nine years before that on the Zuni Reservation in western New Mexico. After that, he taught for four years at Ortiz Middle School.

Mr. Herzog was born and raised in Virginia, a place where a lot of history happened, which always interested him. He said always being around history helps to make sense of the world we’re living in now. In high school, he played the trombone in his school’s marching band. While in high school and college, he worked for a golf course.

Mr. Herzog knew he wanted to be a teacher because, he said, “I wanted to help people, and I think that being in a classroom gives me a chance to help a lot of people.” He graduated from the University of Lynchburg with a degree in education and secondary education, as well as his history licensure.

In 2017, he moved to Santa Fe to teach. He said he likes working with students and teaching them the importance of history. “I think history is mostly interesting, but I think now more than ever it is important for you guys to know what has happened so that future generations can prevent these bad things from happening again,” he said.

In his free time, Mr. Herzog loves to do anything outside, such as golfing, bike riding, and running. His wife teaches at fourth grade El Camino Real Community School. They went to the same college in Virginia and have been married for nine years. They both enjoy doing outdoor activities together, such as hiking.

Mr. Herzog leaves us with these words: “Sometimes school isn’t interesting, but it is important to be here and learn what you can. You might need it someday.”