My name is Kristen Nelson and I am excited to join the Fishkill Plains Family this year! While I am new to the Wappingers school district, I am not new to the area. I grew up in Lagrange, NY and attended Arlington Central School District. From there, I went on to complete my Bachelor's in Early Childhood/Child Education at SUNY Cortland, as well as my Master's in Childhood Special Education & Literacy at SUNY New Paltz. I began my professional career teaching in New York City, and have co-taught in ICT settings for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. This year, I am thrilled to move up another grade, onto 6th!
In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, sports, or anything outdoors. During breaks, I like to travel with my husband; and have been to Japan and several countries in Europe. I also enjoy spending as much time as I can with my parents and brother who still live locally.
Together, I hope that we can help your child achieve great things this year! If you ever have questions or concerns about your child, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Let's have a great school year!