Hi! I’m excited to be teaching 2nd grade at Pleasant Hill! I have lived in Des Moines all my life-attended Moore, Meredith, and graduated from Hoover. I attended Iowa State University and Viterbo.
This will be my 32nd year teaching-I have been with Des Moines Public schools all 32 years. I love working with 2nd graders-I have been teaching 2nd for many years.
I live in Des Moines-just me, my dog, Lily, and 2 cats-Minnie and Pommie (I’m an animal lover). I enjoy gardening-love the summer months- reading and cooking in my free time.
Hello, Panther Families and Community!
Welcome to Team 2N at Pleasant Hill Elementary! My name is Michelle Nelson – aka Ms. N. (I taught 3rd grade here previously.) Our classroom is a community of caring, respectful, and responsible learners: Taking risks, making mistakes, and sharing respectfully while learning independently and collaboratively is expected.
My elementary education degree and reading endorsement are from Buena Vista University, as well as graduate credits from Kaplan, Morningside, and Drake Universities. 2022-2023 represents my 22nd year as an educator! I reside in Des Moines with my husband Jim and chocolate Labrador mLee. We are blessed to be near our children and grandchildren. (Our classroom family will hear many stories about Beckett, Fynlee, Jim, and mLee!)
Pleasant Hill Elementary is an exceptional school community! Join us in celebrating your student’s academic and social-emotional growth. Go Panthers!
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact me directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or 515.242.8432.