Hi. I'm Kelly Nestler. I graduated from Western
Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary
Education and Middle School endorsements in Langauage Arts,
Science, and Social Science. I am currently a fourth grade
religious education teacherat St. Mary's Church in Durand.
In 2006, I began teaching at Pecatonica Elementary.
Prior to coming to Pecatonica, I taught 2nd grade at
Shirland School in Shirland. I have also taught 4th grade
at Riverview School in South Beloit. I love working with
kids of all ages.
I have a wonderful husband named Ryan. He teaches 6th
grade math at Byron Middle School. I have a son, Andrew,
in 5th grade. He is a very curious boy who loves to
work with his hands and figure out how things work. I
also have an8 year old daughter, Chloe, in 3rd grade. She
is full of energy and is a very social little girl! I also
have a 1 year old daughter, Lily. We moved
to Pecatonica in 2005, and love living in a small
town. My husband grew up in a small town, Aledo, and feels
as though small towns are the perfect place to raise a family.
I grew up not too far from here, in Rockton.
Please feel free to stop in and visit. We love having
guests in the classroom. However beware, I may put you to
work! Thank you for visiting our class site.
Please feel free to call anytime if you have a concern,
question, or comment. I can be reached at 239-2550
Some of my favorite things:
Movie~ Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind
Things I Collect~ Snow Globes
Song~ I have too many favorite songs to list! I love music... especially
Season~ Fall, I love the changing colors of the leaves.
Restaurant~ Famous Daves
Actor~ Harrison Ford
Books... I love to read!~ I can't decide what my favorite is!
Vegetable~ Potato & Broccoli
Hobbies~ I love to go to the movies and see musicals,work on our class
website, and spend time with my family and friends!
My mission for my classroom is to provide a safe, nurturing
environment, which encourages growth, recognizes and appreciates
differences, while motivating every student in my class to work to his or
her fullest potential. I feel that every child is very unique. I hope to
discover the best way to teach each child in my classroom. I hope that my
energetic personality, and my enthusiastic approach to teaching will light a
fire for learning within every child in my classroom. I hope to accomplish
my goals with the support of parents, teachers, administrators and community
Learning is a partnernship and together we can make a difference!
P Pride in ourselves
E Excellence in education
C Community awareness