Mrs. Nelson

Phone: 970-348-2369


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Mrs. Nelson

Welcome! My name is Kayla Nelson. I am ecstatic to be returning to Shawsheen Elementary School where I will be teaching 5th grade. i am thrilled to be a part of the fifth grade team for a second year, and I am looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventure!


I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with my degree in Elementary Education with a minor in reading. I have experience teaching preschool, first, second, third, and fifth grade. Along with multiple years of being a nanny, I recently graduated with my Masters in Educational Leadership. 


I live in Fort Collins with my amazing husband Ryan. Ryan and I have been married for nine years. I grew up in Nebraska and moved to Colorado shortly after Ryan and I were married. When we got settled here in Colorado, we began falling in love with the outdoors. We now love to rock climb, mountain bike, and hike. I am also an avid runner, book reader, and traveler. 


I look forward to another amazing year as a Shawsheen Thunderbird!