M.A., Curriculum and Instructiom, University of Virginia 2020
Natalie Rogriguez-Nelson came to Baylor after completing a two-year teaching fellowship at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry, Va. She teaches world history I and a social science elective. Rodriguez-Nelson has a B.A. in history from Princeton University and earned a M.Ed. from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
Rodriguez-Nelson grew up in Memphis and attended the Hutchison School from day one of her education in pre-K to the day she graduated at the end of her senior year. At Hutchison, she thrived in academics and sports as she was selected as the varsity dance team captain for two years.
Rodriguez-Nelson graduated from Princeton University in 2018 with degrees in medieval studies and the teacher preparation program which entailed student teaching at Princeton High School. She found her rhythm in teaching quickly and was a recipient of the New Jersey Distinguished Student Teaching Award for the 2017-18 academic year.
While at Princeton, Rodriguez-Nelson also discovered climbing, and joined the Princeton climbing team. She not only worked on improving her own climbing, but she also helped others experience and enjoy climbing with PEAK Potential, a climbing program designed for kids with special needs.
At Woodberry Forest, Rodriguez-Nelson taught history, lived and worked in the dorm, helped choreograph the school musical, worked with the O\outdoor education program and coached competitive rock climbing. Even though she was often on the go and very busy while at Woodberry, she somehow found time to complete a master’s in education from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.