“Education is not the filling of the bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats
Reflections on Catholic Education
Learning is a combination of curious wonder and hard work. God has created us with a desire to learn, understand, imagine, and create. My job as a teacher is to inspire students to learn, to explain new ideas so that students understand them, and to create an environment where imagination and creativity blossom. In a Catholic school I can also teach students about our Faith (knowledge) and nurture their love for God (inspiration). I especially love to teach history, geography, and how the Bible stories fit into history.
Mrs. Debbie Nelson earned her Elementary Education degree in 1986 and New Hampshire Special Education certification in 2020. She has taught in public and private schools, as well as homeschooling her own five children for grades K-8. Her children attended Mount Royal Academy’s high school, and are now pursuing careers in nursing, education, nuclear energy, and ministering to those with special challenges. Debbie also has four beautiful grandchildren. Debbie and her husband live in New London, NH and attend Our Lady of Fatima parish.