Our 2nd Grade Team
Mrs. Rowe will be starting her 20th year of teaching this year. She is a Pocatello native and graduated from ISU in 2000. Her first three years of teaching were at Cre-Act, a local private school focusing on the arts, where she taught a PreK/K combination class. She has since taught first and second grades in Rexburg, Rigby, and Pocatello. This will be her 12th year at Gate City Elementary.
Her favorite part of teaching is making connections with students and parents, and feeling their true appreciation of what she does for their child on a daily basis. She also loves to make learning fun every day. She says, "I'm crazy and the kids love it!"
During the soft- closure and distance learning last school- year, she missed seeing her students and she can't wait to get back in the classroom and do what she loves!
Mrs. Rowe is married with two daughters and just got a kitten this summer. She is very patriotic, loves to walk, craft, spend time with family, and play at the beach!
Mrs. Nielsen just recently started teaching second grade. She enjoys reading to her students and playing math games together. Mrs. Nielsen grew up in St. George, Utah and graduated from Dixie State University. As soon as she got her teaching position at Gate City, she hightailed it to Pocatello. She has been enjoying the weather, beautiful scenery, and energetic second graders ever since.