Welcome to Mrs. Nelson's Wiki Page. Here is a little about me. I have been teaching in the Des Moines School District for 4 years now. In that time, I have taught 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes. I am currently in my second year of teaching 5th grade at Oak Park Elementary. I am married to Chad and we have two boys, Jacob and Evan. We moved to Iowa in 2000 from St. Louis, MIssouri. I have a cat, Minnie, and a dog, Taffy. In my spare time I like to read, camp and spend time with family and friends.