Eric Nelis is of Belgian origin, and was born and raised in Germany. He received his training at the Education College in Belgium in Physical Education and Biology. He left Europe to teach French in Louisiana public schools where he met and married Marie, a colleague French teacher from Montreal. They have two children, Tiffani 25 and Samuel 23.
He and his wife taught for two years in Ecuador, five years in Pakistan, and six years in Macedonia where he directed an International school. Prior to coming to Carver he was the Principal at Académie Lafayette in Kansas City.
Mr. Nelis is excited and proud of being part of the KCPS Team! He endeavors to work together with students, teachers, parents and community to make sure learning is the focus! His motto is, “No compromises, no excuses! We must do whatever it takes not only for children to learn reading, writing and arithmetic, but also to take risks, become passionate about life, and compassionate towards all other beings.”