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Hi! My name is Miss Neilson! I will be the LA IV, AP English Languague & Composition, Pre-AP English Literature & Composition, and LA I teacher for the 2018-2019 school year here at Highland High School! This will be my 2nd year here at Highland and I am excited to make this my best year yet! I truly love to teach and I am so passionate about my area of study...I can't wait to make you fall in love with Thoreau, Twain, and Shakespeare and I hope you are ready for an adventure!
I double majored in Creative Writing and Psychology and spent the first several years of my adult life working as a social worker in Minnesota. I decided, however, to go back to school and get my Master's in Secondary Education with an endorsement in English Language Arts. I have traveled all over the world and taught in three different countries but I can honestly say there is no other place I would rather be than here at Highland High School. I love the classroom so much that I am also working toward my second Master's in Composition & Literary Studies. I am always looking to better myself in my field of study so that I can be the best teacher I can possibly be!
I look forward to teaching here at Highland this year. Let's go Huskies!