Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Degree Jacksonville State University M.A. Degree University of North Alabama
Mrs. Karen Nelms
Hello! I look forward to another year as a teacher in Alexandria! I would like to share a little about myself.
I was born and raised in Weaver, Alabama. I always dreamt of having a career working with children. I knew I wanted to be a teacher for many years. After high school I attended college at Jacksonville State University. Upon graduating from JSU I moved to Florida to begin my career. I taught for six years in Jacksonville, Florida. During those 6 years I taught Kindergarten through Second Grade, and had the opportunity to teach for three years in a Severely Language Impaired class for K-2nd graders. After moving back to Alabama, I married a former Alexandria graduate, Ferrell Nelms. After our son Logan was born, I stopped teaching to raise him. During this time, I served as the Elementary Ministry Director of our church. I started back teaching when Logan was in the first grade at Alexandria Elementary. I have been blessed to work at Alexandria for the past 11 years! It's great to be a Valley Cub!