2023 Colorado Department of Education Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award

Colorado Department of Education John Irwin School of Excellence award

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Joyce Nelson

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Why do you love being a teacher?: 

I love the interactions with the students. I love sharing my passion of reading with first graders and watching them blossom into fabulous readers.

What do you like to do outside of school?: 

I love to run, walk the dog, work out at the gym, cook and read.

What is a favorite quote of yours?: 

The finest education is worthless without common sense.

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