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Emily Nelson

High School Social Studies

My name is Mrs. Emily Nelson, and this is my sixth year teaching high school Social Studies for Lawrence Virtual School. Except for the 3 ½ years my family lived in Taipei, Taiwan (due to my dad’s job as an Electrical Engineer), I have lived in or near Overland Park, KS my entire life.

Prior to coming to LVS, I spent 10 years in a brick and mortar setting teaching middle school Social Studies. I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies in 2004. Since then I have earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education and a Master of Science Degree in School Leadership.

I stay very busy in my “spare time.” My husband, Kris, and I have 2 children: Logan is 12 and Ella is 8. I love to travel, read, cook, and spend time with my family. I love to cheer on the Cats whether it’s in person or on television and I always enjoy some friendly banter between my fellow Kansas sports fans and rivals!

I look forward to getting to know you throughout the year. Go Griffins!