Degrees and Certifications:

Tatum Nelson

Hello everyone, and welcome to first grade! This is my first year teaching and I am so happy to be a Dolphin. I student taught at Keeling elementary school in amphi and immediately fell in love with the community and students. I am so grateful that I get to continue working in amphi and be at Donaldson. I was born in Gilbert, Arizona and moved to Tucson last year. I attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and graduated in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. 

I've wanted to become a teacher since I was little and growing up, I always thought the world of my own elementary teachers! My students make me so excited to come to work each day. Outside of teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outside hiking and running and finding new crafts to do. 

I have learned so much since becoming a Dolphin and always strive to become a better teacher for my students. I love learning from other teachers and finding new and exciting things for my class. I believe that every child learns in their own way and it is my privilege, as their first grade teacher, to guide them, teach them and build them up to become successful lifelong learners.