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    Crest    Mrs. Emily Nelson
     
    Contact Information
     
    Phone Number:
    352-394-9600
    Email:
    Office Hours
     
    Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
    3rd period
    Wednesday:
    3rd period
     Courses
    • Algebra 2 Honors
    • Precalculus Honors
    Certifications
    •  Mathematics 6-12
     
     
    Teacher Profile
     
    School Picture 2014

    Ms. Emily Nelson is an instructor of Mathematics at Lake Minneola High School. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics with Certification in Secondary Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  She also has obtained her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Nelson began her teaching career right out of college in 2001 and has taught middle and high school Mathematics. Ms. Nelson currently resides in Groveland, Florida with her husband and two children.


     
    Celebratory Best Practice

    My celebratory best practice is having an impact on changing a students’ view about math.  Every year, I encounter students that have a major dislike for math because of past experiences in the math classroom and/or lack of confidence in the subject area.  It may take a little while to break down the wall that they carry in with them at the beginning of the year, but there is no greater joy than watching that wall come down as they gain confidence in the subject area and in me as their teacher. 
     
    Instructional Best Practice

    My instructional best practice involves breaking a concept down into digestible bites so that students have the best opportunity to build confidence in their math skills.  My classroom atmosphere encourages students to know that making mistakes is okay.  True learning occurs when we learn from our mistakes.  If we don’t take the risk of being incorrect then we won’t know what needs to be corrected or fixed to get it right.  
     
    Inspirational Quote

    “In order to succeed, we must first believe we can.”        -Nikos Kazantzakis