Introducing Thea Nelson, 1st Grade Teacher
The Christ School is happy to introduce Thea Nelson, first grade teacher at TCS. Thea comes to The Christ School from Mt. Paran Christian School in the Atlanta area , where she worked with Aaron Farrant, Head of School. She and her husband Justin, TCS 7th and 8th grade science teacher, have two children: Trevor, who is in 6th grade at TCS, and Aila, who is in 4th grade at TCS. When she is not teaching, Thea enjoys adventures with her family, photography and writing.
Thea grew up in Turlock, California and received her degree in education from California State University Stanislaus with a concentration in Child Development. She has been an education professional for 21 years, teaching preschool-fourth grade, tutoring, and homeschooling.
“Teaching is this unparalleled opportunity to bend down and get eye to eye with a child, to pour out knowledge and blessing, to administer encouragement, to guide toward the wisest choice, and to speak God-given potential and purpose into that child’s heart,” says Thea. “I love getting to know the children and seeing what makes their eyes light up, and to discover how they love to learn.”
Thea continues, “While my family and I are new to TCS, it has been apparent from day one that TCS is special because the people here love God, and they live it out in the way they love others. There is no question that the administration and faculty genuinely care about serving students and families here, and stewarding the daily opportunities we have to do so. We were welcomed warmly from the beginning and truly feel that we’ve joined a family here!”