About Mr. Nelson
Immanuel Lutheran 4th Grade Teacher
Mr. Nelson was raised on a farm in southeastern Indiana.
Attended the following schools:
Rushville Consolidated High School, Rushville, IN
Purdue University – Agronomy and Education 1.5 years
Graduated from Concordia University, Seward, NE 1983 with a BS in Natural Science and minor in Theology
I am married to Becky Nelson a former Lutheran teacher and church secretary. I have one son, Andrew who lives with my wife and me. He is still deciding what God’s calling on his life will be.
I have taught 33 years in Lutheran Schools (CO, IL, UT, OR, FL, NE) and none in public schools. Grade levels cover 2nd through 12th.
My current memberships include:
Member of the National Science Teacher’s Organization
Research Associate for the Florida Collection of Arthropods
International Wood Collectors
International Society of Sand Collectors
Imperial Valley Fossil, Bone, and Mineral Club
Bug Guide Photographer - http://bugguide.net/user/view/1437
Interests: photography, entomology, gardening, numismatics, and technology, collections of all natural things
Verses of importance to me:
Psa 8:3-9 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, (4) what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? (5) Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. (6) You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, (7) all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, (8) the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. (9) O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
I love these passages because:
1. It reminds me that I am a unique creation by an omnipotent God who cares for me.
2. It helps give me perspective on how important I am to God amidst all His creations.
3. It tells me that my duty is to be a good steward of God’s creations.
I am passionate about what I teach. I love knowledge, learning, and getting to know my students. I consider it a privilege to share my faith and exchange ideas with your children. I work very hard and will expect the same from your child. I am thankful for the opportunity to teach your child. I can assure you that your child will have a sense of wonder and awe for our Creator. It is my prayer that your child and you grow in faith as we partner together for your child’s education.