Chelsea Nilsson, M.Ed.


Chelsea has strong interests in both curriculum design and practice-oriented teacher training, and she marries these interests in her role as Director of Core Curriculum Design at Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay GSE). For the past five years, she has collaborated with experts in the field to research and design over 25 blended learning courses and associated evaluations impacting graduate students in 14 regions across the country, including four courses purchased by Washington DC Public Schools, Delaware's Colonial Schools, and California's and Tennessee's ASPIRE schools. More recently, she led project management of a collaboration between Relay GSE's TeacherSquared and Doug Lemov's team at Teach Like a Champion to design 24 asynchronous online courses for teacher development.

Prior to her time at Relay GSE, Chelsea spent five years teaching English Language Arts, leading professional development, and coaching and managing teachers at KIPP schools in Philadelphia and Camden, and two years teaching English Language Arts at one of Camden's two comprehensive public high schools. She received a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University and a BA in English Language and Literacy and French Studies from Dartmouth College.