Welcome to Matt Nelson's Page
Phone: (208) 578-5070 Ext. 2731
Degrees and Certifications:
BS: University of Idaho, Elementary Education Masters: University of Idaho, Educational Leadership
I have been around education my entire life. My mother taught in BCSD for 42 years. I learned a lot about education from her. I graduated from the University of Idaho in 2004 and received my Masters in Ed Leadership in 2006.
I have always had a love for teaching and I especially enjoy the transition year of 5th grade. I taught at the Wood River Middle School for 3 years as a 6th grade teacher and then jumped over to Hailey. I believe that my experience as a Middle School teacher has helped me guide 5th graders and grooming them into Middle School students. It has been a joyful adventure helping students become individuals and thriving on the things that make each student great.
Since arriving at Hailey I have been given the opportunity to receive my Administrative certificate and help the staff and Mr Biggers with discipline issues, PBIS implimentation and various roles to help Hailey become the best school in Blaine County. I am currently teaching the 5/6 Compression math class with which I have combined forces with Mr Dix to create a very different and dynamic learning experience for students through art and PBL practices. Please feel free to drop in and say hi anytime.
I am honored to get to work in the same school district that I was raised in and I look forward to the future.