Phone: 951-696-1600 x 1965


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters Degree in Educational Leadership

Mrs. Nelson

Hello! My name is Kathryn Nelson, or Mrs. Katie as my students and families know me. I have twenty-five years of special education experience. For the past seventeen years I have worked as a special education teacher, IBI therapist, and advocate for people with disabilities and their families in Idaho and California. I graduated from Utah State University in 2002 earning a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Rehabilitation with an emphasis in severe disabilities. I later earned her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2017 from Cal State San Marcos.


When I am not in the classroom  I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children (ages 21 and 14), and beagle; along with volunteering for HOBY Idaho and Surfer’s Healing.


I strive to lead by example, to empower independence, and to inspire confidence in every person I meet.