Sharel Nelson named Outstanding Educator

Sharel Nelson is the latest WEAC-Badgers Outstanding Educator winner. She is the Instructional Coach at Van Hise Elementary School in Madison, a recent National Blue Ribbon of Excellence award winner. “I have been working in the MMSD since 1990, both in the classroom and as instructional and behavior support,” she said. “I LOVE my job!”  

“I am honored to work with 440 students, Kindergarten through 5th grade, and over 60 staff every day,” Nelson continued. “I assist in classroom planning, co-teaching lessons, responding to behaviors, leading restorative circles and so much more. My job is never the same day to day and that makes it exciting. As a MMSD graduate myself, I am grateful for the opportunity to work in the district I attended K-12.” 

“I appreciate being part of  WEAC; it is a professional community that provide me with resources and support as I continue to access training and grow in my learning to assist the students, staff and families I work with,” she said.