About the Teacher

  • Rhea Nelson



    Greetings Parents & Students,

    I am excited to start this year as our new instructional coach.  My academic background includes a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Spanish from San Francisco State University.  I received my Masters in Counseling from University of La Verne along with my PPS credential.  Then I decided to get an adminstrative credential through CSU, Stanislaus.  I have been teaching mathematics for 18 years.  I started my career in the Bay Area teaching 6th grade math and science as well as being the Science department chair.  In 2004, I moved to Stockton and started teaching Algebra at Webster Middle school.  When Webster closed down in 2007, I transferred to Cesar Chavez High School teaching Algebra and math intervention courses.  Health Careers Academy High School has been my home since it has opened 8 years ago.  My goal is to continue to work with our students and teachers to continue to strive to be the best and give back to our community.

    When I am not at work, I am taking care of my family.  I have six children ages 6, 8, 11, 17, 18, and 22.  Afterschool, I am usually driving them to one activity to the next from dance classes to gymnastics to soccer.  Somewhere between I am the Girl Scout leader and co-leader for my girls' troops.  Once a week I teach a group fitness dance class at In-Shape.  I would love to see you in join one of my classes.  If and when I have free time, my husband and I enjoy traveling, golfing, and trying out new restaurants together.


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