Ms. Nelson grew up in Oklahoma before moving to Idaho and then settling in Utah. She has lived here for over 30 years and feels like a native Utahan. She grew up in Magna (Go Pirates) and after High School attended the University of Utah where she received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, she spent three years teaching fifth grade, four years in second grade, and now has finally graduated to third grade! She is looking forward to helping her students become critical thinkers and problem solvers as they prepare for third grade and for the future. When she is not teaching or planning for her classroom you could find her playing with her own four children (ages 21, 17, 12, and 6), reading a good book on her kindle (or 2 or 3), or just enjoying being outdoors.