My name is Mrs. Stacey Nielsen and I have been a teacher here at Chaparral since the school opened. Teaching has always been a very special part of my life, and I cannot imagine doing anything else. I have been a teacher for 19 years, and absolutely LOVE what I do.
I was raised in California, and received both my BS in Liberal studies and my teaching credential at Sacramento State University. I have had the pleasure of teaching 2nd grade for twelve years, 5th grade reading for 4 years, and 6th grade reading for the past two years. I love having meaningful conversations with my classes about the reading, and really getting students excited about what they are learning.
Family is my number one. I have 3 amazing children, twin 17 year old boys, and a 13 year old daughter. My family is extremely special to me and I cherish the time that we get to spend together. In our spare time we enjoy taking what we refer to as “Epic family drives” and playing board games around the family table.