Hi! My name is Bethany Nelson and this year I will be teaching 4th grade. I couldn’t be more excited!! I have been at Coral Cliffs for the past 5 years. I have completed two long-term substitute positions (2nd and 3rd grades), student taught in 2nd grade, and have worked in all grades as a math aide, a Title I reading aide, and an ESL assistant. I just completed my goal of obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education this spring, and I’m so excited to remain at such a GREAT school!! I am married, and have 4 great kids. My oldest is my step-daughter who is in her 3rd year of college. My second and third are twin sons, who are 13 years old. My youngest is a 10 year-old daughter who is here at Coral Cliffs. Some of my hobbies are reading, biking, hiking, swimming, baking, and spending time with my family. I absolutely love the school environment. As a child, I remember the thrill of going to school the first day and seeing my new box of crayons on my desk, and my freshly sharpened pencil with an un-touched eraser just waiting for me! As an adult, it is very rewarding when I see the kids I work with finally understand something they have struggled with. I believe that every child is important, special, and valuable. I am committed to helping them believe in themselves and “reach for the stars” in learning, growing, and becoming great leaders!