Kayleen Nelson

PreK-3 Early Learning Coach

Job Description:

PreK-3 Early Learning Coaches work with Preschool through Grade 3 classroom teachers in districts and charters within a regional area to improve English Language Arts and Mathematics instruction. They focus on the implementation of the Utah Core Standards with evidence-based literacy and numeracy practices using district or charter adopted curriculum and tools. The Early Learning Coach will provide sustained support to teachers through a continuum of coaching and professional learning opportunities.

Educational Background:

  •  BS Elementary Education Brigham Young University
  •  K-8 Teaching License, Early Childhood License
  •  Teaching Endorsements: ESL & Elementary Arts Integration
  •  Arts Leadership Academy, Arts Bridge Mentor, BYU

Teaching Experience:

  • Northeastern Utah Educational Services - PreK-3 Early Learning Coach, 2021-present
  • Provo School District - Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher.  District First Grade Leader, District LA/Math Committees, Teacher Mentor, 2010-21 
  • Learning Dynamics Preschool, 2009-10
  • Mt. Diablo School District - 4th and 5th accelerated studies Teacher, 1990 

National Organizations: 

  • National Council Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Associationfo the Education of Young Children


  • Teacher of the Year, Canyon Crest Elementary, Provo School District
  • Crystal Apple Award, Canyon Crest Elementary, Provo School District
  • Provo Way Award, Provo School District

Hobbies & Interests

  •  Snow Skiing 
  •  Pickleball
  •  Piano
  •  Family Fun
  •  Mountain living on 7 acres of family property in Provo Canyon, including a commercial zip line and Airbnb

Contact Info:

Cell: 385-247-3105
Office: 435-654-1921 ext 9 3
Email: kayleen@nucenter.org 



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