Mr. Mallien to Return to NDA in Fall


Abby Almonte, Staff Writer

Former NDA social studies and theology teacher Scott Mallien will be returning to Notre Dame Academy for the 2014-15 school year after his short-term stay teaching and coaching at Wausau East High School.

Mallien says he can sum up his reason for coming back in one word: family.

“This includes my family–my wife–in Green Bay and my Notre Dame Family–the faculty, administration, staff, and students–who I have missed a great deal, during this past school year,” Mallien said.

Mallien resigned his job as a social studies teacher, effective at the end of the current school year.

“Ultimately, the sacrifice that Scott made with regard to coaching football at Wausau East, and being apart from his family in Green Bay, was too much. He had to make a decision that was in the best interest of his family,” said Greg Harvey, the athletic director at Wausau East, in a press release.

Mallien has previously coached football and track in his years at Notre Dame teaching from 2010-2013.

“I am looking forward to teaching, coaching, and working with the administration, faculty, and staff, and students of NDA,” said Mallien.

NDA students remember Mallien by his Zesty’s ice-cream flavor-of-the-day that would be featured daily on his whiteboard. He was also honored on what was thought to be his last day at NDA when the student body was provided with fake moustaches to wear.

Although his stay was brief at Wausau East, Mallien said he will miss the people he has worked with and the students that he had been able to make connections with through teaching and coaching.

“In addition, I am looking forward to again be part of the whole NDA experience: teaching, coaching, the mission of the school and the living out of the NDA core values, especially my Catholic faith,” Mallien said.

Mallien began his career in education as a study-hall monitor at Premontre High School. Most of Mallien’s 15-plus years as an educator were in the Green Bay Area School District, with 10 years as a social studies teacher at Southwest High School.

Mallien graduated from UWGB with a degree in History and completed his certification in secondary education at St. Norbert College.

“I hope to again be coaching football and track, going to daily Mass, participating in various school-related committees, and being an active member of the NDA school community,” Mallien said. “I feel very blessed and thankful to be have the opportunity to return to Notre Dame Academy.  Because of that, it will be my commitment and sincere pledge to remain here, until the time I retire from teaching.”