Welcome to The English Learners Department!

Dr. Nelson's Classroom

Hi everyone I am Dr. Nelson and I am an ELD teacher here at MMSA. I have a 7 year old daughter – Carmela Rose, who is now in 2nd grade and she means the world to me.  I am married to Psychologist who is also an excellent bass guitar player.  I love every moment I spend with my family. I have a mom, sister and brother in the Philippines and I talk to them everyday. That being said, I am from the Philippines, a country in Asia with more than 7,000 beautiful islands.  It is always sunny in the Philippines with some rain every now and then.  It is a place where people smile all the time. I graduated from De La Salle University in Manila, one of the best schools in the country.  I graduated from La Salle with a Doctorate of Education majoring in Educational Management, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Bachelor of Science major in Marketing Management.  I finished my Master of Arts in Education major in Administration and Supervision from Southern Luzon State University in Lucban, Quezon. My mom inspired me to be a teacher.  She said that it is a profession where I can help people and it is the most satisfying job in the world.  And I agree with her. When I was young, I dreamed of changing the world and in teaching, I knew that I chose the right path because I am now living that dream. This year I look forward to having less restrictions in travelling. As a member of the MMSA family I look forward to creating wonderful memories at MMSA with students and staff.

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(O) 651-246-0845 | (D) Ext. 128