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Follow me on Instagram: Mrspersonsnelsonkms Remind code @993bh6, text code to 81010 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 school year I am pleased to be selected to teach 7th Grade Geography and South Carolina/United State History for 8th Grade through Aiken iNNOVATE's virtual learning program! I am expecting to have a great time of interactive learning and growing with my students as I teach this brand new course. We will do great things!!!

I have been teaching 18 years, 7 years at Kennedy Middle. I am from Birmingham, Alabama and am a enthusiastic Alabama Football fan! I live in Lexington with my husband, Walter. I have three stepchildren, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. I am so thankful for a loving family. 

I came into teaching after almost twenty years in other career fields, 11 in retail and 9 at Social Security as a civil servant. I was passionate about my desire to teach children, so I returned to school and received my Master's Degree in Elementary Education in May of 2003 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I was hired by Clayton County Schools in Georgia. After teaching there four years, I married my husband and moved here. I've truly learned to like being a South Carolinian. 

I am looking forward to learning with my students and parents in this school year like no other. I am expecting a great school year!!! Blessings!

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