Nelson Ridge

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Mrs. Scanlon

Special Education Teacher - Nelson Ridge

About Me

About Me...

I have been teaching for 23 years. Teaching allows me to get to work with amazing students each day.  I love having the chance to help students learn about themselves, including their strengths and finding confidence in themselves to work on areas that need more improvement.  

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, my husband, and our two yellow labs. 


Quick Facts

Years teaching:


Started Working at NLSD:



I have 1 daughter, my husband, and 2 yellow labs Delilah and Jax.

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

All students can succeed with teamwork between the student, teacher, and parent. I believe every child can be successful. I love teaching because I get the opportunity to touch the lives of students and contribute to making their future one that is bright and productive.

Graduated From:

Undergrad: Illinois State University

Graduate School: Saint Xavier University


Reading, being active, gardening, and traveling. Laughing and enjoying the company of family and friends.

Favorite Book:

The Secret Life of Bees by Susan Monk Kidd