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About Candi Nelson





Name: Candi Nelson: ”1st grade

Email Address:  cnelson@longhornpower.org

College(s) Attended:  Nebraska Wesleyan University and Doane College

Degree(s) Earned:  Master's Degree (2010)

Prep Time:  Mon. 11:50-12:15; 3:05-3:28;   Tues.: 11:50-12:15,  2:45-3:05   Wed. 11:50-12:15;  2:45-3:15              Thur. 11:50-12:15       Fri.  11:50-12:15;  1:40-2:00 


Philosophy of Teaching/Why you teach:  I teach because I want to make a difference in the lives of our children.  I want them to learn how to learn and not just what to learn. I believe that it is crucial that we teach lifelong skills so that they will be successful in whatever they choose to do.   I want the students to be independent and confident in what they are doing.    


Favorite Part of Teaching:  I love to find and learn different ways to teach the same concept.  I enjoy making learning easy and fun to do.  My favorite part of teaching is when a struggling student says, "This is so easy!"


Educational Experience:  I have taught special education in Hebron for 4 years and coached Special Olympics.  I have taught Title 1 and special education in Shickley for 5 years and then moved to first grade in 2007.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this position.


Hobbies:  I love to go to the lake with my family and water ski.  I also love watching my black labs hunt in the field.  I always seem to be reading something.  I enjoy quilting and being outdoors. 

Family:  I have been married to my husband since 1986 and have 2 grown children.