For the last fifteen years, Missy Nelson has been a leader in K-12 online learning. Missy started with Pearson/Connections Academy in 2005 as the school leader of MN Connections Academy. Currently, Missy leads the student operations team. This team works directly with schools, school leaders, and school boards to implement the Connections Academy school model in their schools. This includes collaborating with schools on hiring, budgeting, curriculum, training, professional development, state testing, employee relations, and school improvement planning. Missy has a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A & M, Commerce, a Master of Education from the University of MN, Twin Cities, and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Concordia University, St. Paul.