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!
My name is Michelle Nelson. This is my 23rd year teaching. I love teaching and my students! Welcome to our Classroom Family: We are teammates, friends, investigators, and creators. We respect and listen to each other. We set goals and constantly encourage each other to reach them. 2023|2024 is going to be an amazing year!
My wonderful husband Jim, silly Chocolate Lab mLee, and I live in Des Moines, Iowa. We are fortunate to be near our family! Jim, recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka. ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease), has become a full-time advocate for Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) nationally and locally. Family, reading, modern quilting, cooking, and supporting/volunteering for PVA and our unique school community keeps me busy outside of school. (I make a mean triple-chocolate cheesecake…)
Please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org, via Snap! Connect, or 515.242.8432.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
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