Principal's Message

Image of Principal Mindy Smith

I am the proud principal of Nelson Elementary, Home of the Tigers, where we strive to be kind, safe and responsible. I am a wife, mother of three children, all of whom are products of Tustin Unified, volunteer, and resident of Tustin.

I am passionate about serving this great community of educators, students, and families. I am committed to personal and professional growth. I graduated from UCLA with BA in English, received my teaching credential from Chapman University, and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from CSUF. I earned an administrative credential from UCI. Most recently, I became a member of Cotsen's Principal's Technology Network, a two year professional cohort focused on school-wide, purposeful technology integration. I enjoy vacationing with my family, spending time with my animals, but close to my heart is the Nelson community.