Welcome to 3rd Grade! I am Joey Nels. This is my 20th year of teaching. I started my career at Beavertown Elementary School, here in Kettering, teaching Title I Reading and Reading Recovery to 1st and 2nd grade students. I transferred to Oakview in 2000, where I taught 1st grade until 2010. I started teaching 3rd grade during the 2010-2011 school year.
I graduated from the University of Dayton in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in math and a Reading Specialist Endorsement (Grades K-12) . I received Reading Recovery certification in 1998. I completed my Master's Degree in Reading Education from UD in 1999.
As you know, Mrs. Newsome and I job-share our 3rd grade classroom. We love having the opportunity to work together and we strive to ensure that each child has an awesome year of learning! We believe that it is in the best interest of the children for Mrs. Nels and Mrs. Newsome to both teach every subject so that both teachers have a total and complete picture of each child. Mrs. Newsome starts the week off and teaches all day on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as Wednesday mornings. Mrs. Nels takes over on Wednesday afternoons and finishes the week by teaching all day on Thursdays and Fridays. We look forward to working with each other, the parents, and of course...the STUDENTS this school year. Cheers to a fabulous year ahead of us!