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After 27 years at her beloved
Taylor Middle School, Ruth
Nelson is passing the baton.
Since her family has resided
in the Marshall area since
the 17th century, it's safe to
call her a Fauquier native!
Along with two siblings, she
grew up on a dairy farm
called Lone Pine Dairy, and
the three still reside on the
same land.
Graduating with a degree
in music in 1975, Mrs.
Nelson taught in Prince
William County for 15 years.
She has always adored
the middle school level.
"When I walked into my first
classroom, I fell in love,"
she says. While some view
middle school students
as a difficult age group,
Mrs. Nelson only sees the
positive. "You never know
what to expect," she says.
"No two days are the same!"
Although she earned
a master's in school
administration in 1979, she
enjoyed teaching so much
that she chose to remain in
the classroom. But when an
administrative opportunity
arose in Fauquier County in
1990, she knew it was her
"I wanted to come home
to Fauquier and give back
to the community that has
given me so much," Mrs.
Nelson says. She served
as Taylor Middle School's
assistant principal for three
and a half years, when the
principal left for another
Principal Ruth Nelson
Retires from
Taylor Middle School
school. She was named
acting principal for the
remainder of the school
year and became principal
the next fall.
"I've been blessed," Mrs.
Nelson says. "The students,
parents, and teachers at
Taylor are wonderful. "Yes,
there can be difficult times,
but my philosophy has
always been to think before
I speak or act. I tell that to
the kids all the time, and you
never get too old to practice
While she will miss her staff
and students, Mrs. Nelson
looks forward to retirement.
She will continue to serve as
choir director and organist at
Marshall United Methodist
Church--a labor of love
since 1979. In addition, she
is excited to pursue other
interests, including traveling,
reading, and believe it or
not--skydiving! The latter
has been on her bucket list
for some time, and now that
she has recovered from
knee replacement surgery,
she's ready to take the leap!
Wherever life takes you,
Mrs. Nelson, land safely!
~ Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire
Ruth Nelson