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Thyla Nel

Thyla Nel Email
5th Grade Teacher
Phone: 414-964-1770

My name is Thyla Arden Nel. I am so excited to be your 5th grade teacher! It is truly an honor and privilege to be able to share the remainder of this school year with all of you. My goal is to set up an interesting and stimulating environment for the students through creative lessons and activities. You can anticipate a productive and fun learning experience together.


In the classroom, I believe it is important for you to feel safe and respected. We will work together to establish a room filled with good relationships, pride and trust. I want you to know that you are in a place where you comfortably can be yourself while learning and growing to be the best you can be.


As for me, I have been a teacher since 2011, after graduating from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. I graduated with both a bachelor’s degree in Journalism plus a postgraduate in Education, specializing in English, History and Photography. I taught in both South Africa and South Korea before settling in the United States with my husband, Nicholas. We are proud French bulldog parents to our two babies, Pixel and Paint. Their names are a tribute to my love of art. If I’m not teaching you can find me painting in my studio.