I am so excited to join the Shortridge community as the 9th Grade School Counselor. I am originally from a small town in western Illinois. I moved to West Lafayette, Indiana to study Psychology at Purdue University and am a proud Boilermaker alumnae. I then moved to Nashville, Tennessee to obtain my Master’s of School Counseling degree at Vanderbilt University.

Upon graduation I started working as a middle school counselor for Metro Nashville Public Schools serving 7th and 8th grade students. 

I love building relationships with students, providing a safe space for counseling, and working with students on their transition to high school. I look forward to continuing this work and serving students in a new capacity at Shortridge.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my friends and family and traveling. I also look forward to exploring a new city and being back in the Midwest. 

Email: nelsonnatalie@myips.org