Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson 

Melissa Nelson

Subject or Grade: 8th Grade English 
Room: 221

melissa.nelson@gilbertschools.net


Welcome! 

Welcome to the 8th grade. I am excited to get to know you this year as we work together to learn and grow.

About Me

I graduated from Arizona State University with a BA degree in Secondary Education with a major in English. I taught 8th grade Language Arts in the Alhambra School District in Phoenix for two years. This is my second year at Desert Ridge Junior High School. I absolutely love working with kids. It is my passion to guide students through their learning and take pride in watching them grow.  


I am a mother of three beautiful daughters and understand that parents want to know what is going on in their child’s classroom, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.