Linda Nelson joined the Charter School in 2004. Prior to that, she taught in San Jose Unified for six years. She loves teaching first grade and especially teaching reading. Mrs. Nelson received her B.A. in Child Development from San Jose State University and her Masters in Education from University of California Santa Cruz. Linda has taken a number of classes and participated in trainings in the areas of early literacy. She is fully devoted to each student in the classroom by being responsive to their individual needs. She believes that by sharing her own love of learning new things, she will motivate her students to do the same.