• Welcome to my Classroom

    Jim Nelson
    Mission Statement:    I am committed to providing a positive, safe, and orderly environment where all students can learn life-long skills through a variety of exercises, activities, and games.

    About Me:  I am SUPER excited to be here teaching PE. I am also the Head Football Coach and Boys Soccer Coach. My core teaching philosophy is that every child is a unique individual with unique learning capabilities.  I look forward to teaching my students with innovative ways to help them reach their greatest level of success. I have lived in Iredell county most of my life, attending UGE and NIHS. For 15 years I worked in my family's construction business until hearing a higher calling to teach. I went back to school and graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a BA in Physical Education. I have also taught at UG and Harmony Elementary schools as well as in Rowan County. I served as an assistant FB coach at NIHS for 8 years and I have also coached Wrestling and Baseball at the youth and HS levels.   I live in Statesville with my beautiful wife Meranda and my three wonderful kids Jeb, Tynneson, and Ansley. I feel so blessed to be teaching at EIMS, I will strive to make sure the GREATNESS in all of our students comes out daily!