Elise Nielsen

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Phone: 480-472-7725

I have been working for Mesa Public Schools since 2008.  I began as a part-time substitute teacher and then became a full-time substitute teacher.  I substituted everything from kindergarten through high school.  In 2011, I began teaching.  This year is my ninth year teaching and second year at Ishikawa.

I was born and raised here in Mesa and attended Mesa Public Schools.  I went to Hawthorne, Poston, and Mountain View.  After I graduated from high school, I went to Mesa Community College and Arizona State University, and then graduated from Brigham Young University. 

After college, I moved around because of family commitments and lived in the states of Utah, California, Pennsylvania, & Virginia.  I'm thankful for the many experiences I had while living in those different areas.  

I have a great family!  I have four children including two sons, two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.  My children attended Ishikawa.  Yay, Dragons! 

Also, education is in my family.  Teachers in my family include:  my grandma, my aunt, three sisters, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

I am so excited to be teaching fifth grade at Ishikawa!