Welcome to Mrs. Nelson Teaches!


This is my first EVER blog post! As such, I thought I would introduce myself…

My name is Brenna Nelson. I started teaching back in 2007 and LOVE being in the classroom with students! I have spent my career teaching middle school grades 6-9. I have taught regular and Honors English Language Arts, Remedial Reading courses and Journalism in three different schools across three different states!

I adore middle school students! I’m sure many of us “grown ups” remember how the tween/early teen years can be simultaneously wonderful and difficult, often full of self-discovery, new challenges, forging new friendships and, of course, plenty of awkwardness. I love helping these young teenagers navigate these formative years and I hope to be an influence for good in their lives.

Orlando, Florida

I married my best friend Matt eleven years ago and we have four lovely kids: Tristan (8), Rylee (6), Jax (4) and Elizabeth Mae (11 months). We currently live in beautiful Southwest Michigan and plan to stay here for the foreseeable future. If you have never travelled to Michigan, you’re missing out! It is a hidden gem and we are thrilled to have discovered it!

Silver Beach – St. Joseph, Michigan

When I’m not planning lessons and chasing after my own little friends, I also enjoy sports, both playing and watching; reading good books; baking yummy treats; watching movies and The Great British Baking Show; lifting heavy weights and buying Under Armour gear!

I’m so excited that you’re here with me as we share ways to improve our teaching and help our students! Much good luck to you all as we begin this unconventional year! I’m looking forward to learning and growing together!

Brenna (Mrs. Nelson)