2020 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Program

Jena Nelson

Current Teaching Position

  • 7th-8th Grade English Composition & Academic Enhancement
  • Deer Creek Public Schools
  • 14 years of teaching experience


  • B.S. in Theatre

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Teaching Philosophy

“I have done things that I never imagined, and it’s all because teachers believed in me. That is why I am in the classroom today. I’m here to give what was given to me – a chance."


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Last updated on August 18, 2020