Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Math and Science from the University of Maryland Masters in Teaching Culturally Diverse Exceptional Learners from George Mason University
Ms. Nelsen, Beth
Ms. Nelsen joined the River Bend family in 2015 and spent 4 years in 7th grade before moving down to 6th grade. She was born in Ohio and grew up outside of Richmond, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Math and Science from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Teaching Culturally Diverse Exceptional Learners from George Mason University. Before teaching, she spent 6 years in the Army Reserves and did a lot of traveling, including Greece and Peru. Ms. Nelsen has two sons, Eli and Colt, and a dog named Sawyer.
Ms. Nelsen has always had a love for learning and challenging herself through goal-setting and self-reflection. She will help guide and encourage your child this school year to do the same. She puts a strong focus on helping the child develop into a lifelong learner, celebrating successes and contemplating challenges.
In her free time, Ms. Nelsen enjoys being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and traveling with her family.