Costumes in the time of COVID - Local teacher puts a fun spin on online learning

Wabash High School math teacher, Niko Macaluso has, like other teachers, been taking the national pandemic in stride and teaching his students through online video lessons.

Unlike many other teachers, though, Macaluso has put a creative twist on the video lessons. Each day he has donned a new costume to make learning more fun for his students who are stuck at home.

Macaluso is a Wabash native and a 2008 WHS grad. He attended Trine University to earn his Bachelor’s in Mathematics. 

Following his undergrad education, he attended IPFW for a year to earn his master’s degree. When a teaching job opened at WHS seven years ago, he took it and continued to pursue his masters while teaching full time.

Macaluso is the father of two girls, Thea and Mila and the fiancé of Miranda Miller. They plan to wed in October.

Currently, he is the math department chair at WHS, teaches A.P. Calculus, A.P. Statistics, Precalculus and Trigonometry. He also serves as the senior class sponsor and this year finished coaching boys tennis, which he did for the last three years.

Posted on 2020 May 19