Hello from Room 103! My name is Mrs. Nettell, and I am thrilled to have joined the Woodrow Wilson team this year! I had heard so many wonderful things about the students, families, and staff at this school from my good friend Ms. Soldano (4th Grade), that I jumped at the chance to become a teacher here. I am so lucky to be teaching third grade with an amazing class this year!
I started my teaching career in 2007 as an assistant teacher in a second grade in Cambridge while finishing my Master’s program at Wheelock College in Boston. Then I moved to Connecticut, my home state, to teach reading for a year. That summer, I got married and made a big move to Northern Virginia, where I taught second and third grade for two years. I got to have my class twice! When my daughter Riley was born, my husband and I decided to move back to Massachusetts to be closer to our friends and family.
Last year, I was part of the team of teachers that started a brand new charter school in New Bedford. I taught first grade at a school that only had 120 students! After a year, my husband and I decided that we really wanted to move closer to Boston, so I asked Ms. Soldano if she had heard of any job openings at Woodrow Wilson. I was very excited to find out that they were looking for a new third grade teacher, since third graders are my favorite!
This third grade class is a truly wonderful group of students. They remind me every day why I enjoy teaching so much. I know that as we learn together this year, the will become excellent critical thinkers, problem solvers, and friends. It’s going to be a great year!