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Meet Mrs. Nelson!     

Hi, I'm Mrs. Nelson!  This is my 17th 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 tenth year of teaching 3rd grade.  I am a District 97 alum myself, having attended Lincoln Elementary School and Emerson Junior High (now Brooks Middle School.) I 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 1 year old son, who is also named Jeremiah.  In my free time, I enjoy taking my son to the park (he LOVES the swing,) 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 know that the 2020-2021 school year will be a unique one, but I am looking forward to navigating the challenges and celebrating all of our many successes together.

Professional Involvement: District 97 Professional Learning Committee Member, Oak Park Teachers' Association Executive Board Secretary, Longfellow Spelling Bee Teacher Coordinator, Longfellow Staff Social Committee Chair

A few of my favorite things......

Color: purple

Food: fried chicken

Dessert: chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream frosting

Season: Fall

Sport: baseball

Animal: dog

School Subject: writing

Store: Target

Restaurant: Kettlestrings