Retired teacher honored as Person of the Month

WOODBRIDGE >> First Selectman Ellen Scalettar recognized Nate Case as the June Woodbridge Person of the Month.

Case, a retired schoolteacher, is involved in some of the town’s most important activities: maintenance and beautification of Alice Newton Street Park, mentorship of Scouts, and protecting the town from fire.

Scalettar initiated the Woodbridge Person of the Month Recognition program to spotlight the many Woodbridge residents, volunteers and employees who go above and beyond the expected in their dedication and commitment to Woodbridge and its residents.

“Several Woodbridge residents nominated Nate Case to be honored as Person of the Month,” said Scalettar. “His modesty, energy, leadership skills and level of dedication to Woodbridge are exceptional, even in our town which has so many great volunteers.”

• Case serves on the Alice Newton Street Park Association board and volunteers as head of the park’s maintenance committee.

• He is a volunteer firefighter and is a driver and a firefighter; he is a member of the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Association’s executive board.

• Case is active in Boy Scout Troop 907; he is the troop’s Life to Eagle Scout coordinator and serves on the Scout Committee. Previously, he was the troop’s Scoutmaster.

Even before he joined the Park Association board, Case walked the trails at Alice Newton Street Park daily. As he walked, he would pick up debris and trash along the trails to help maintain the park’s natural beauty.

Case became involved in the Boy Scouts when his two sons were young (he also has a daughter).

His sons achieved Eagle Scout rank and Case is still involved in helping other young Scouts obtain that prestigious rank. He is the sponsor for an Eagle Scout project at Alice Newton Street Park.

Professionally, Case taught special education in Waterbury and retired in 2012. He has coached rowing at Hopkins School for eight years.

To nominate a Woodbridge employee, resident or volunteer who has gone above and beyond expectations, contact Betsy Yagla at or 203-389-3403.