Mr. Nelson grew up on the banks of the Mississippi river in Hampton, Illinois. He graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in acting and directing for the theater in 1986 and worked in the Chicago off-Loop theatre scene through the Nineties. He has been fortunate enough to act in New York, London, Canada and Scotland as well as had the pleasure of touring the United States in a Broadway Show. Before receiving a graduate degree in elementary education from Northeastern Illinois University in 2009 he substitute taught in Chicago Public Schools for many years. No one is more excited to be at Stockton this year than Marc, he joined the staff just one week before school started.