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Ms. Nelson

Hello and Welcome! 

I am so excited to teach you! This is my 3rd year teaching and my first year at South Middle School.  Before I was in D7, I taught 7th grade math in Central Point. I was born and raised in Grants Pass, so I was pumped to get a job back home. I've wanted to be a teacher since I was little, love math, and think middle school kids are super quirky like me, so it was a perfect fit!  

Growing up in the valley was amazing and I couldn't imagine a different childhood. I went to Fruitdale Elementary School, Lincoln Savage MS, and Hidden Valley High School. After high school, I went up to Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon to get my BS in Elementary/Middle Education and a MSEd in Information Technology--I love learning new things and challenging myself to be a better teacher and person.  One of the reasons that I came back to Grants Pass was my family. I grew up on a small farm with three older brothers and have 4 adorable nieces and 1 handsome nephew. In my spare time I like to bake, hike, run, play soccer, camp, puzzle, and hang out with friends and family. 

This is going to be such a fantastic year and I am so excited to help each one of you be the best you can be!


~Ms. Nelson