Robyn Neilsen

Our staff person of the month is Ms. Robyn Neilsen. Ms. Neilsen grew up in New Milford, NJ where she attended New Milford High School and was heavily involved with the performing arts department. However, it was her love of reading and writing that inspired her to choose a career in education.

She graduated from Rutgers University Newark in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in English and spent the summer of 2012 studying at the University of Barcelona in Spain. She has been teaching for ten years, having spent her first two years teaching at Central High School in Newark and her subsequent teaching years here at East Side.

Ms. Neilsen is legendary in East Side’s English Department for her sardonic wit, and work ethic. She enjoys discussing books with her students and watching their excitement when they find a book they love. Ms. Neilsen spends her spare time reading, writing, and especially traveling. She shares her home with her favorite black cat, named Nora. Thank you Ms. Neilsen, for inspiring all of us with your love of writing.