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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 Shelby. This is my 8th year teaching, and my second 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 a son named Maxwell and are expecting another boy in April 2018. 


Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

8 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 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