A Message from the Principal

  • L Leitao Dear Nelson families:

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Nelson Elementary School! It promises to be an exciting one!

    Nelson is a nurturing and engaging school community dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic growth of all students.  Inquisitive and caring students, dedicated teachers, supportive families, and collaborative community partners make Nelson an incredible place for children to learn and grow.  I encourage you to search our website to learn about the many ways we demonstrate our commitment to success without boundaries for each and every student here at Nelson.

    It is important to me that all members genuinely feel a part of our Nelson school community.  I hope that you will feel free to contact me with any concerns, ideas, or feedback about how our school functions. The closer we work together the more successful our school will be!

    I look forward to a fantastic school year, and to the many memories to be shared along the way!

    In partnership,

     
    Lauren Leitao
    Principal

    lleitao@emsd63.org
    847.745.6887
     

     

    Estimadas familias de Nelson:

    ¡Bienvenidos al año escolar 2018-2019!  ¡Promete ser un año muy emocionante.

    Nelson es una comunidad escolar enriquecedora y atractiva dedicada al crecimiento social, emocional y académico de todos los estudiantes. Los estudiantes inquisitivos y comprensivos, los maestros dedicados, las familias que los apoyan y los socios de la comunidad de colaboración hacen de Nelson un lugar increíble para que los niños aprendan y crezcan. Los animo a buscar en nuestro sitio web para aprender sobre las muchas maneras en que demostramos nuestro compromiso con el éxito sin límites para todos y cada uno de los estudiantes aquí en Nelson.

    Es importante para mí que todos los miembros se sientan genuinamente parte de nuestra comunidad escolar de Nelson. Espero que no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo con cualquier inquietud, idea o comentario sobre cómo funciona nuestra escuela. Cuanto más trabajemos juntos, ¡más exitosa será nuestra escuela!

    ¡Esperemos juntos con anticipación un año escolar fantástico, y  muchos recuerdos especiales que compartiremos en el camino!


    En asociación,


    Lauren Leitao

    Directora

    lleitao@emsd63.org

    847.745.6887



About Principal Leitao

  • Ms. Leitao joined Nelson School as Principal in 2017, having previously served as Bilingual Program Director for Evanston/Skokie School District 65. She began her career at Chicago Public Schools, where she served as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Resource Teacher for 3rd and 4th graders. Ms. Leitao also held several positions at Community Consolidated School District 62 in Des Plaines, including 4th Grade Sheltered English Teacher, English Language Learner (ELL) Instructional Specialist, ESL Teacher, and Principal of the District’s Orchard Place Elementary School.

    Ms. Leitao holds a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Michigan State University and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from National Louis University.