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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 (virtual or otherwise) I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children (ages 19 and 12), 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.