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

About Me...


Hi! My name is Katie Piazza-Shelby. This is my 7th year teaching, but my first year at Nelson Prairie. I taught at Chicago Public Schools where I was a second grade teacher and a special education teacher. I am married to an amazing man, Jerry and we have a son named Maxwell. We just moved out of Chicago and reside in Plainfield. 


Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

7 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 awesome and supportive parents Carol and Dave Piazza and one sister (my partner in crime) named Nicole who is 4 years older. 

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: Blue

Drink: Dunkin donuts coffee

Season: Fall

Sports: Football

Fast Food: Taco Bell

Band: Counting Crows

Hobby: Interior Design

Subject: Reading

Store: Nordstrom

Dessert: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Candy: anything sour!

Restaurant: Merichka’s

Flower: Wildflowers