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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Mrs. Piazza-Shelby
1st Grade - Nelson Prairie

About Me...


Staff PhotoHi! My name is Katie Shelby. This is my 9th year teaching, and my third year at Nelson Prairie. I taught at Chicago Public Schools where I was a second grade teacher and a special education teacher. We moved from Chicago and reside in downtown Plainfield. I am married to my husband Jerry, we have 2 sons. Maxwell is 3.5 years old and Carter is 11 months. 


Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

9 years 

My childhood and education:

I grew up in Joliet IL, I attended grade school at St. Mary Magdalene and went to high school at Providence Catholic. I have wonderful parents Carol and Dave Piazza and one sister named Nicole. 

In 2005 I graduated from Illinois Institute of Art of Chicago with my Bachelors in Fine Arts. I then attended school in 2009 and graduated from National Louis University of Chicago with my Masters in Education. I also hold a special education endorsement

My favorite things:


Food: Indian Food
Movie: Steel Magnolias
Book: Charlotte's Web
Color: Navy Blue
Drink: Iced Dunkin Donuts coffee
Season: Fall
Sports: Football and Baseball--Cubs :) 
Fast Food: Taco Bell
Band: Counting Crows
Hobby: Interior Design
Subject: Reading
Store: Nordstroms
Dessert: Red Velvet Cupcakes
Candy: anything :) 
Restaurant: Merichka’s
Flower: Wildflowers