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Ann Nelson

Oak Grove Primary
In her 30th year of teaching, Ann Nelson is in a kindergarten/first grade looping classroom at Oak Grove Primary School in the Lamar County School District. Ann holds a BS from William Carey College, MEd from the University of Southern Mississippi, and EdS from William Carey College. She has held positions teaching all ages from kindergarten through the college level in Mississippi. In 2001 she received National Board Certification and recertified in 2010. She was the 2004 OGLE Teacher of the Year and the 1990 Perry County District Teacher of the Year. Ann is co-project director of the Whole Schools Project at OGPS, and a South Mississippi Writing Project Teaching Consultant with a group of teachers who provide professional development focused on improving literacy development particularly in the area of writing and serving teachers and students. She is also a member of The Navigators, a team trained to provide leadership in curriculum mapping and unit development with arts infused lessons. She and partner teacher, AnnClaire Bennett, were recognized as 2008 Thad Cochran Arts Integration Teachers of the Year by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education. Recently, William Carey University recognized Ann with the William Carey University Circle of Excellence Award from the School of Education. Ann strives to show students how the information they are learning in the classroom will be beneficial to them in their adult lives while presenting the material in fun and meaningful ways.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, June 15

1:30pm CDT