I have worked with children of all ages and abilities. Each one has touched my heart dearly. I have two children of my own, a five-year-old and a one-year-old. My favorite part about being a teacher is when you see a child’s lightbulb go on and they make the connection. It is so powerful!!!
I have taught several grades and many different kinds of students at the elementary level over my last 8 years with DMPS. I am married with a 2 year old son. I enjoy reading, being outside and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Hello! My name is Michelle Nelson and I am excited to be part of the Monroe family as Behavior Strategist! This is my thirteenth year teaching; my third year with Des Moines Public Schools. I graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in elementary education and reading endorsement. Outside of school, I am a proud parent of two amazing college students (Alex/Grand View and Eddie/Luther). I look forward to going into classrooms throughout the day and working with Monroe’s wonderful students and staff and building relationships with Monroe’s families!