Nelson is the program director of the Masters of Science in Education program. For
the past eight years she has been an adjunct faculty member. Her past experience
includes 33 years as a school teacher and school librarian where she served as
a member of the high school’s “Shared Leadership Team.”
also worked as part of a teacher corps grant to work in the Old Town, Maine,
school system and for the University of Maine doing media projects. Upon
completion of the grant, she was hired to teach reading and English in the
school where she had been working under the grant.
has since enjoyed a long career in school librarianship: eight years as a
middle school librarian, three years as librarian for five elementary libraries
and 20 years as a high school librarian for the Portland and Falmouth school
systems. She did take a 10-year break from education while I worked as manager
of public affairs for a local cable company.
years ago she was given the opportunity to join a cohort group in the “Leaders
for Tomorrow’s Schools” program created by the University of Southern Maine in
conjunction with the Casco Bay Alliance Association (CBEA). Cohort members had
varying educational goals, ranging from administration, and masters degrees and
certificates of advanced study. Professionally
she has served in many offices, including that of president of the Maine
Association of School Libraries (MASL).