3rd Grade Teacher
Welcome to Longfellow! My name is Mrs. Nelson and I am excited to learn and grow with all of you this school year! This is my 18th year of teaching, and all of my years of experience have been at Longfellow! I taught 5th grade for 7 years and this will be my 11th year of teaching 3rd grade. I am a District 97 alum myself, and I also attended high school at OPRF and then went on to college at the University of Illinois. Go Illini! I also earned a master's degree in reading at Concordia University.
I am from Oak Park, and still live in the community with my husband, Jeremiah, and my 2 year old son, J. In my free time, I enjoy taking walks around town, spending time with my family and friends, planning parties and other events, watching White Sox games, and checking out local coffee shops in search of the best iced vanilla latte.
I am looking forward to working together to navigate the challenges and celebrate all of the many successes that this school year will bring.
Professional Involvement: District 97 Professional Learning Committee Member, Oak Park Teachers' Association Building Representative, Longfellow Career Day Committee Member, Longfellow Spelling Bee Teacher Coordinator, Longfellow Staff Social Committee Chair
Longfellow School Room 238