Moore Elementary – Sara Nelson, Kindergarten
Kindergarten teacher Sara Nelson has been named the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for Moore Elementary School.
“I became a teacher because I cherished the impact all of my teachers had on me and I knew I wanted to do that for other people,” Nelson said. “I always loved school, not because it came easy for me but because of the teachers that worked hard to really get to know me.”
This year, getting to know kids is a little different when half your face is covered by a mask.
“Mask requirements, smaller class sizes, scheduled playground sections and handwashing breaks are some of the many differences this year,” Nelson said. “The part I love most about teaching is still the same though. The opportunity to invest in the lives of children and start their school years knowing their kindergarten teacher is forever in their corner cheering them on!”
Nelson started teaching at Union in 2011. She grew up in Broken Arrow and attended Broken Arrow Public Schools. “I graduated from Pittsburg State University with my Bachelor of Science in Early and Late Childhood Education. (Go, Gorillas!) I also minored in English for Speakers of Other Languages. I have my Early Childhood and Elementary certification along with English as a Second Language grades Pre-K-12.”