• Mr. Justin Tews
    Nelson Elementary

    Since I am going to be teaching with your child, I thought it would be nice for you to know a few things about me. I grew up in Waupaca, WI and received my Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After my degree, I was fortunate to follow my passion for entertaining. For 11 years, I enjoyed singing/dancing in Branson, MO.  I had the pleasure of joining the 1st grade team at Nelson in 2015 when I returned to education.  I joined the Kindergarten team in 2019.  My goal as a teacher is to foster your child’s learning, as well as their social/emotional skills within our classroom learning community. I realize that each student has his/her own learning styles, personality, and interests, and I believe strongly in celebrating each of these unique differences.  


    I feel open communication between parents, students, and teachers is key to promoting the greatest educational experience.  I would like my relationship with your family to be that of a partnership.  Together we can make a difference!  Please feel free to contact me by email at jtews@emsd63.org, sending a note with your child, or by calling the school at (847) 965-0050 and leaving a message.


    I look forward to sharing this school year with you and your family.  Thank you for your support and cooperation!  I know this year is going to be a great one!



    Mr. Justin Tews

    Kindergarten Teacher – Nelson Elementary School

    (847) 965-0050