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Jennifer Nelson

First Grade


What grade level do you teach? 1st Grade

Educational Background: I graduated from Western Illinois University with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2009. I have been teaching 1st
grade at Eagle Ridge for 5 years.

How do you spend your leisure time? When I am not working, I enjoy
spending time with my family! My husband, Chad, and I have been married
for 20 years. Our son, Riley, keeps us on the go with various sporting
events (golf, basketball, and baseball). During the summer, I enjoy reading
by the pool.

What was your favorite book as a child? I have two favorites! One is
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. The other is Where The Red Fern Grows by
Wilson Rawls.

What quote do you live your life by? “Mistakes are proof that you are

What is one of your favorite quotes? “People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you
made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

I am looking forward to an exciting school year! :)