Mr. Dana Nelson



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Dana Nelson

(651) 293-8880

BS Secondary Education UW-RF

DAPE License - U of MN

M.Ed Physical Education


An interesting fact about me is that I was a student here (1981-1983) when the school was called Cleveland Junior HIgh School. I have been marrried for 25 years and have two children, one in high school and another in college. I started teaching in St Paul Schools in 1997. For a short stint in the early 2000's I worked here as a special education physical education teacher, which is called DAPE - Developmental Adapted Physical Education Teacher. I did that for 18 years and recently started to teach regular physical education 4 years ago with St Paul Schools. This is my first year at Farnsworth (5-8) as a PE teacher. I also taught for a few years at the lower campus, grades k-4. I will be teaching grades 5-8 in the gym this year and Foundations 6 in room 1315. I am excited to be here this year and look forward to agreat career at Farnsworth giving back to such a wonderful community that guided me many years ago as a student.