Mrs. Nelsen received her BA degree in Elementary Education from Concordia University Wisconsin. She is entering her 10th year of teaching with prior years served at Rockford Lutheran, Rockford IL and Wilson Elementary, Mequon WI. She currently teaches 2nd grade here at St. Paul. Mrs. Nelsen has a passion for literacy and shares that with her students to foster lifelong learners. She is an advocate for all students and believes in creating a safe and respectful learning environment; where all students feel safe to take risks, grow, set goals, and be successful.

Mrs. Nelsen lives in Jackson with her husband Brandon and their two girls Faith and Addisyn. As a family they enjoy bike riding, playing games, and reading together.

“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.”