Hello and welcome to 2nd grade! My name is Mrs. Collins-Nordman, but most people just call me Mrs. Collins. I am so excited for another great year at College Park Elementary School. I have taught at College Park for the past 6 years and I taught for 1 year in Alachua County before that. I have my Bachelors in Special Education and my Masters in Early Childhood Education, both from the University of Florida! My husband and I have two adorable sons together and they are my whole world! I am also a huge animal lover. We have 3 dogs (Bear, Bee, and Remi) and 2 cats (Mew and Stuart).
I strongly believe in teaching the whole child and building a relationship with each student to help them achieve their individualized academic goals. Since I began teaching in 2013, it has been my objective to help each child meet their unique academic, social, and emotional needs. The students in my classroom are actively engaged through interactive whole group lessons, Kagan cooperative learning activities, differentiated small groups, purposeful centers, and technology integration.