Gifted and Talented


Meet Ms. Nielson

Tell me about yourself.


 I grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. My undergraduate degree is from Colby College where I majored in chemistry. I earned my teaching certificate from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.


I have taught swimming, basic electronics to electronic warfare officers, 4/5th grade in Pennsylvania, 6-8 reading in Winthrop, and many subjects through my position as a teacher in gifted and talented. I received my masters in 2010 from the University of Southern Maine.


I commute from Augusta every day but find the drive easy as I enjoy the scenery and listen to books on CD. I like to explore new places so travel whenever I can. I love reading and music so I often can be seen singing in the car as I drive.


What do you like about teaching Gifted & Talented?

The variety in subjects I get to teach from math to science to social studies/history and literature not only allows me to share my knowledge, but I get to learn new things too!


What are your favorite student units?

Jason science; the Revolutionary War era 


What is your plan for parent contact?

Parents are welcomed to contact me through my email: or by leaving a phone message at Thomaston Grammar school. They may also send a note with their student.


What are your homework guidelines?

Reading assignments should be completed before our sessions either during school or at home. Math assignments should take no more than 30 minutes of concentrated effort unless working on ALEKS which is self-paced.