Diane Nelson joined Westlake Academy as a grade 3 teacher in 2016. Mrs. Nelson graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She continued her education by earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2016. Prior to Westlake, Mrs. Nelson taught Kindergarten, First, and Second grade. She also served as an Assistant Principal with Harmony Public Schools. It is her desire to engage, motivate, and ignite student learning through the lenses of international mindedness and visual learning. Mrs. Nelson and her husband, Knick, have two children, Cody, and Kyle (both of whom attend Westlake Academy). In her free time, she enjoys reading, being outdoors, working with animals, and running.