Phihoang Nelson
Instructor of Mathematics
Amy Biehl High School
123 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Room: 329 (Third Floor)
Personal e-mail: pnelson0502@yahoo.com
Professional e-mail: pnelson@abhs.k12.nm.us

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the courses I teach. However, all inquiries specifically pertaining to an individual student's progress and performance in one of my classes must be made through my professional email. 


  • 2019 - 2020 School Year (Current Courses)
    • Algebra 1 (Blocks C, E)
    • Algebra 2 (Blocks A, B)
    • Prep (Blocks D, G)
    • Study Hall 10/11 (Block F)


Born and raised here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I graduated from Sandia High School back in May of 2015. By then, I had known for several years that teaching was my calling and that my passion lies in mathematics. At that point, however, I had also discovered my love for history and literature. Throughout the past few years, my interests in history have become more specific; the history of western civilization was my initial area of interest in the realm of history. Then, I came to love American history and military history, both of which are topics that have led me to become fascinated with the history of the American West - the story of the frontier - a field that began with Frederick Jackson Turner's 1893 essay "The Significance of the Frontier in American History". Turner revolutionized the study of American history with his frontier thesis, arguing that the American character was, in large part, forged by the settling of the West. Now, my chief interests lie in the history of the American frontier and American presidential history. I am also a bibliophile, a book collector, slowly amassing a collection of presidential biographies with great pride. Two of my most prized sets include James Parton's three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson, published on the eve of the Civil War (I actually own the 1861 edition, undoubtedly touched by those who lived to see the Civil War!) and Henry Randall's three-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson (the 1858 edition with the original binding). My favorite author is Marquis James, who wrote a two-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in the 1930s and a biography of Sam Houston in the 1920s; Marquis James's works are all masterpieces that not only serve as the works of a historian but as unrivaled pieces of literature. Every home should have a library. Currently, my spare time is spent with my loved ones, including my adorable dog Lucky, and writing a biography of President Andrew Jackson, entitled Tough as Hickory. Jackson was not only one of the most dynamic presidents in our nation's history (though controversial) but rose to power as the first president who served as a voice for the frontiersmen of the American West.

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