“Mrs. Nielsen was very good at evaluating my child’s strengths and weaknesses and then partnering with me to foster growth and development where we had concerns… Her skills as a teacher were such a blessing to my child!”
“Mrs. Nielsen cares deeply for her students. She sees their potential and treats them accordingly. She is very understanding. Her students feel her love.”
“My daughter struggles with many things, ADHD among them. Mrs. Nielsen immediately understood what my daughter needed and guided her into successful academic routines. Thanks to Mrs. Nielsen, my daughter has been happy and peaceful about school this year. We love her!”
“Mrs. Nielsen is a loving and attentive teacher. She makes each child feel important. She is inspiring a love of learning in our daughter and for that we are very grateful!”
“Mrs. Nielsen is a loving and kind teacher, who holds high expectations for her students.”
What have you learned at AHS? — At AHS, I have learned or relearned, that God has a specific and unique plan for each of His children. Each child is an individual and special child of God. I have learned that seeking out the “one” is what Christ would have done.
Curriculum Highlight — I love the History curriculum. I love how each link of our time line is connected to the next. I love how we can learn about the hand of God in ALL things.
Life Experience that prepared you to teach at AHS — As a child, my family moved around a lot. My father worked in the construction industry which took us from one large job to another, usually in another state. I had to learn how to be very flexible, make friends in all types of situations and overcome childhood shyness. All of these things has prepared me for the classroom and for the many different teaching opportunities I have been given.
Why teaching? — I fell in love with teaching while serving a mission in Tallahassee, Florida. After my mission, I worked at the MTC teaching missionaries how to teach the gospel. Both of these experiences led me to teaching.
Education — Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Brigham Young University
Family — My husband and I have three children, two girls and one boy. We love vacationing in California on the beach. We love to watch Hallmark Christmas movies at Christmas time. We love going on long walks in our neighborhood or along the mountainside near our house. We love going to any kind of BYU sporting event!
“I hope that when a child leaves my classroom they will be able to recognize when the Spirit is whispering to them. I hope that they feel like, ‘Mrs. Nielsen loved me.'”
— Mrs. Nielsen
Why do you love teaching at AHS?
Teaching at American Heritage School has allowed me to explore the teacher that I want to be. At other teaching positions, I was forced into a mold or person that the school wanted me to be. Here, I am encouraged to be an individual that has unique skills and qualities. I am encouraged to teach my students in a way that is comfortable to me.
Another reason I enjoy teaching at AHS is the opportunity that I have to recognize when the Holy Ghost is testifying to me and my class when I am teaching correct principles. I have often said that one of my goals is for my students to be able to feel and recognize the spirit after being in my classroom. I love that I can openly discuss gospel principles and interweave them throughout each subject.