Nelson Carole

nelson carole photoCarole Nelson

First Grade Teacher
Pathfinder Elementary

Welcome to first grade!  I have been teaching for over twenty five years and love those little Platte County Pirates!  I am originally from Wisconsin, and received my Early Childhood degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I attended UW-Eau Claire to complete a certification to teach through 8th grade.  I have lived here for over 25 years but my heart belongs to the Green Bay Packers! I have been married to Mike for 29 years.  We have two children, Christopher and Kate. Christopher graduated from Mizzou in 2017 and is currently living and working in New York City.  Kate will be attending K-State this fall and will be working towards a degree in animal science.  Our family would not be complete without our beloved dog, Caesar.  

I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year.  I love working with 6 year olds and building a solid foundation for learning.  My favorite thing to do is read to my students and share my love of literature and history.  I look forward to a productive year making new friends, learning, laughing, and having fun!  Thank you for sharing your child with me!

Parent Information Night Presentation


8:30 – 9:00    Morning Routine
9:00 – 9:30    Lead Time
9:30 - 10:00    Phonics
10:00 – 11:00    Guided Reading
11:19 – 11:44     Lunch
11:50 – 12:40     Independent Reading,
                                    Reader’s Workshop,  Story
12:40 – 1:10    Recess
1:15 – 2:00    Math
2:00 – 2:45    Writer’s Workshop
2:45 – 3:35    Specials
3:40 – 3:50    Dismissal

Specials  2:40 – 3:30
A – Art
B – PE
C – Library
D – PE
E - Music

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-436-6670