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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Mrs. Mistro
2nd Grade - Nelson Prairie

About Me...

 Staff PhotoMy name is Nancy Mistro. I have been teaching since 1997 when I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with my bachelor's degree in elementary education. I have taught kindergarten, third, fourth, and fifth grades, and now super second graders during my career. I love to see the excitement and progress that my students make over the course of our year. I know that we will all be learning from each other as we experience second grade together!


Some other facts about me:

  • My birthday is August 28.
  • I was a fifth grade teacher at Nelson Ridge from 2002-2015. This is my fifth year at Nelson Prairie. (I taught third grade for the first two years.)
  • I love all things coffee and chocolate!
  • I have been to France to work at a children's camp, and have been on a Caribbean cruise.  I want to someday travel to Alaska to see the Iditarod and travel by train through Ireland, England, and Scotland.
  • My favorite movies include "National Treasure 1 and 2" and many old black-and-white movies.

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:


Graduated From:

Olivet Nazarene University

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

I absolutely love being a teacher! When I was in fourth grade, I knew that I would grow up to be a teacher, and that dream never went away. I love to see the spark in a student's eyes when they grasp a difficult concept, the pure joy of students playing on the playground, the stories that students share about their lives, and the opportunity to know that I can make a difference for the future.


reading, scrapbooking, playing the piano, making plans for our new house


I was married in 2010 to Scot, a true "car guy" who enjoys working on and rebuilding cars and engines.  We have a cat named Macy, and two Siberian Huskies named Akira and Denali. We hope someday to add a malamute to the family!

Favorite Book:

I don't have one favorite book because there are so many out there.  My reading list is called "Mistro Mountain" because there are so many I want to read.  Some favorites would include the Anne of Green Gables series, the Little House on the Prairie series, Charlotte's Web, and the Ramona series.