Kristen (Kristy) Nelson works as a Professional Learning Lead with the Center for the Collaborative Classroom. She holds a M.A. Ed in Elementary Education and has over 20 years of experience working as an elementary classroom teacher, intervention specialist, professional development lead, and literacy coach. Kristy has the privilege of supporting teachers and students every day to further their passion for literacy. She is honored to be able to collaborate with educators across the country and finds great joy in helping teachers create caring, engaging learning environments where students thrive.