Darin Larsen

Darin Larsen grew up in Yankton, South Dakota, near the beautiful Gavins Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Lake. After finishing his undergraduate degree in English at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion (Go Coyotes!), he accepted a middle school teaching position in Bellevue, NE, where he spent the first eleven years of his career teaching eighth-grade English and seventh-grade introduction to foreign language (Spanish). Having completed his Master’s Degree, also in English, at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, he taught one year of freshman English at Bellevue East High School before moving to Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School in 2001, where he taught sophomore and senior English. He also directed many plays, served as department chair, taught very young children swimming lessons, and served as yearbook sponsor.

In recent years, Darin increasingly felt called to teach in a Christ-centered school. His aim is to foster a love of the humanities, especially of literature and writing, in his students, but more importantly, to encourage students, during their formative years, to love Jesus, the Master Teacher. Believing that our first call in this life is to love God and to love others, Darin is eager to begin a new path at Concordia Jr.-Sr. High School (Go Mustangs!)

Darin’s hobbies include playing the organ for worship services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, gardening, baking, and studying theology. When he has a little spare time, he likes to read about watercolor painting, pottery, woodworking, and stained glass, pretending he will one day have time for such pursuits.

Residing in the Dundee area, Darin and his wife, Sandra, a nurse, have raised four children: Timothy, now teaching English to elementary-grade students in South Korea; Katie, who serves as a recruiter for Metropolitan Community College; Sarah, who is studying literature, creative writing, and foreign language at UNO; and Angela, in her final year of high school.