Rachel Nelsen

Second Grade


Phone: 262-377-4659 x 361


My name is Rachel Nelsen and I am a new teacher here at St. Paul Grafton. I am entering my sixth year of teaching. I have previous experience teaching first grade at Wilson Elementary in Mequon and Rockford Lutheran Academy in Rockford IL. I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. I have a passion for literacy and sharing that with my students to create lifelong learners. I have a strong background in integrating technology into the classroom and creating hands on activities for all learners to engage and motivate them to reach their highest potential. I am an advocate for all students and believe in creating a safe and respectful classroom environment where all students feel safe to take risks, grow, set goals, and be successful.

Romans 12:4-8 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.


"My mission is for my students to develop skills to be successful, learn in a nurturing classroom where they feel safe to take risks, develop a love of learning, and grow in their walk with the Lord. Our classroom is built around respect for each other and love for God. We seek to serve God in all that we do as we learn, grow, and laugh together as a community of learners."