Melissa Wheeler, Farm Bureau

The North Bend Eagle


Treat retires from alma mater

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 5/11/21

Diane Treat graduated from North Bend Central in 1976. In 1992 she returned on the other side of the desk and taught for the next 29 years in the district. That run will come to an end with her retirement next week.

Retiring treat
Diane Treat gives tips to junior Emma Claussen as she works on her end-of-year project. This was in a design class that introduced students to elements of design that can be incorporated in interior design or clothing construction.

After high school Treat attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln earning a degree in family consumer science, a minor in vocal music and now has endorsements in health science and English as a second language. Her teaching experiences have been varied, not only at NBC but also at Benkleman and Prague high schools.

Through the years she has taught vocal music, family consumer science, elementary PE, keyboarding, health science, design, nutrition and wellness, medical terminology, CPR and a Health Science Academy to introduce students to various health careers. She even served as a guidance counselor at one point. Treat has also coached softball and high school and junior high volleyball.

All this started out part time, giving her time to spend time with her growing family, but the job description grew and she has been working full time.

“Being an educator at North Bend for several years and a prior student here myself, I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand the positive changes that have taken place,” Treat said, “from the addition to the school itself, more classes incorporated into curriculum, technology, and the variety of extracurricular opportunities that are available to students. Working with the children of students I have taught, or even grandchildren of classmates, I’ve frequently been told that ‘you taught my mom/dad’ or ‘my parents or grandparents knew you from high school!’”


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