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Nichelle Nelson


Faculty - Humanities



  • AA History - Austin Community College

  • BA History, Summa Cum Laude - Huston-Tillotson University

  • MS Ed Multicultural Studies - University of Houston Clear Lake

  • MA History - Sam Houston State University (candidate)



  • Homeschooled my four children - 25 years, from birth to Baylor University

  • Parent of ODA graduates (2010, 2016, 2018)

  • Founder of Warp & Weft History, providing virtual history education

  • Virtual History Teacher with SAHGE Virtual Academy

  • History teacher at Christian College Preparatory College (CCPA)

  • Associate minister and Bible Study leader - 35 years

  • Girl Scout Leader - 13 years

My son has been a student of Mrs. Nelson's for the past 2 1/2 years. She quickly became one of his favorite teachers for her passion, her interesting discussions, and for the engaging ways she ran her history classes. Because of her, my son loves history and shares interesting tidbits and things he's learned. He also has greatly improved his essay writing, thinking, and study skills as a student in her classes. Beyond the facts of history, Nichelle has taught my son how to see history with more nuance and appreciate the complexity and richness in the world.
As a parent, Nichelle maintained excellent communication, posted regular progress reports, and was always ready to step in and help her students - and parents! I have recommended Mrs. Nelson's classes to many others, and would love for other students and families to have such a positive experience. Thank you, thank you, Mrs. Nelson! We are so grateful for our time with you." 

"We are thrilled about G*'s performance in your class. I wanted to take this chance however to recognize YOUR efforts in sparking a love of learning in G*, for encouraging his curiosity and for modeling the skills needed to make connections between historical events of the past and our social and political experiences in today's world. These skills are so crucial for this generation. G* often speaks of your enthusiasm in class and recognizes the dedication you bring to your work. He has expressed interest in wanting to continue on through the History of the  World series of classes. I imagine he will end up with more history  credits than he'll need since he'll also need to take US History and  Government along the way."

"Thank you so much for all your hard work with K* (and the rest of the  students). I especially appreciate your recognition that he may be struggling with focus and time management. It’s clear you care about  them and doing everything you can to help them grow and succeed, and  we’re very grateful." 

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