Phone: 651-744-2759


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in French and Liberal Arts - Oregon State University TEFL Certification - Hamline University ESL Teaching License K-12 - Hamline University MA in Teaching ESL - Hamline University

Ms. Ciera Nelson-Cheeseman

This is Ms. Ciera’s first year at Riverview. She is looking forward to getting to know the school’s students, families and staff. Ms. Ciera received her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and her ESL teaching license from Hamline University. This past May she completed her Masters of Teaching English as a Second Language with a focus on promoting educational equity for English language learners in the classroom from Hamline University. She enjoys working with students of all ages and has experience teaching students in Kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as adults learning English.

In her free time, Ms. Ciera enjoys reading, hiking, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite books are often non-fiction, as she is always curious to continue learning and hear about people’s personal experiences. Another thing she loves to do is travel. Last year, Ms. Ciera traveled to Peru to visit and spend time with a local indigenous group in the Andes. She lives in the Twin Cities and enjoys visiting her parents and sister who live nearby.