Todd R. Nelson has worked in public and private education since 1979 in schools in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, rural Maine, and Philadelphia.
He has been a Monitor contributor of Home Forum essays, poems, Op-Ed commentaries and feature articles since 1989.
For 10 years, he was a frequent commentator on Maine Public Radio. He publishes frequently in national and regional publications, writes a monthly column for Teachers.net, and is principal of the Brooksville Elementary School in Brooksville, Maine.
He and his wife, Lesley, have three adult children.