Welcome! I'm excited to be a part of the Bridge Elementary team. After working in school districts for 20 years, I finally found an educational model that I believe in. I have a bachelor's degree from Weber State and a master's degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. I've taught in Idaho, California and Alaska, but Utah is my home. I learned that my ancestors fought hard to be here so I shouldn't be so quick to leave. I love it here and all of my family live close. My passion is teaching and helping children find success. I have a son and two teenage daughters plus two kittens who are all my joy. My hobbies include genealogy, history, geography, and traveling. This summer I learned that I can have fun doing things that I'm not particularly good at, like painting, golfing, and hiking and look forward to finding many other activities that are new to me. Diane Nelson holds a Professional Educator License.