Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Elissa Nanney

My name is Elissa Nanney.  This is my 12th year teaching ESL for Gaston County. I am a graduate of Ashbrook High School and UNC Chapel Hill, where I studied Spanish and Communications.  During college, I studied abroad in Seville, Spain. After graduating from college, I earned my ESL teaching degree, also from UNC Chapel Hill.

I live in Gastonia with my husband, David, and two sons, Andrew and Patrick.  Andrew is a student at Forestview High School and Patrick attends Cramerton Middle School.  I am excited to be part of the staff at Hawks Nest Steam Academy this year.