Ms. Bernadette Persons-Nelson

Phone: (803) 641-2470


Degrees and Certifications:

Follow me on Instagram: Mrspersonsnelsonkms Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama at BirminghamBachelor's Degree from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AlabamaGifted and Talented Endorsement by SC Department of Education

Ms. Bernadette Persons-Nelson

This summer I am asking ALL my students to PLEASE READ!!!  If you can show me that you have read at least THREE BOOKS this summer, there will be something great for you when school starts again. If you are interested in learning what that is, email me at to find out.

If you would like additional work to complete over the summer to prevent the dreaded "summer slide" or just because you want to keep learning, you can email me to request a reading packet. 

Follow me on Instagram: Mrspersonsnelsonkms
I'm still reading aloud the book, Ghost Boys  by Jewell Parker Rhodes

I am looking forward to a phenomenal school year in 2020-2021. I will be returning to teaching Social Studies (after the last two years in ELA). Since I will be teaching 7th and 8th Grade, I'm hoping some of my students for the 2019-2020 year will be with me again. It will be my 7th year at Kennedy and my 18th year teaching. I taught 4 years in Georgia and the remaining years in South Carolina. I am married and a stepmother, grandmother, and great-grandmother! I am from Birmingham, Alabama and an avid Alabama fan!!! I am active in my church and enjoy time with family whenever possible. If you need to contact me, please do so by email at (this is the best method).

 Have an excellent summer!!!

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