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Mrs. Nelson's Buzz

Welcome to the Nelson buzz!  To give you a little background information about myself,  I earned both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Special Education from Illinois State University - Go Redbirds!  Somewhere between those degrees, I also earned my Elementary Education teaching certificate.  I decided to go into education after spending the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college as a teacher's aide in a Special Education program at a school in the Chicago area.  I caught the teaching bug as I found it immensely rewarding working with kids and helping them reach their potential.
I have been teaching in the Heyworth school district for 23 years after staying home with my four children until my youngest was in 2nd grade.  I am a Special Education teacher primarily at the junior high level, though there are some years when I teach high school classes as well.  This year I am teaching instructional 7th and 8th grade math classes, and I co-teach 8th grade Language Arts with Mrs. Bonner and both 7th and 8th grade Science with Mrs. Massman.  I have really enjoyed and continue to enjoy teaching in this district with an amazing team of students, families, colleagues, and administration.  Additionally, I am happy to be celebrating my third year as junior high Yearbook Club sponsor - Go Hornets!!!