Verna Nelson is best known for exceeding all expectations to ensure that girls succeed, develop leadership skills, give back to the community, and attend college. She has held the position of Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Hearne ISD since 1997, and she has received numerous awards for her work in education. In 2003-2004, Verna was honored by Who’s Who among American Teachers. She was named the Hearne High School Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011, and she received the Harriet Smith Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. This year, Girl Scouts of Central Texas is pleased to honor Verna for her work in developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Born in Robertson County, Verna grew up in Franklin, TX. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Prairie View A&M University, and went on to complete a Post-Graduate Certification at Texas State University, and a Master’s of Science Education at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Outside of her work, Verna volunteers with Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), the Robertson County Fair Association, the Zero Tolerance Club, and Project Graduation. Verna and her husband, Robert, have two children, Christina and Christopher.