Ms. Nance


Welcome to Santa Maria Middle School!!

Hello! My name is Helen Nance.

I have been in education for over 30 years. I was the Santa Maria Media Center Specialist for 8 years. I have also had the pleasure of teaching Reading for Excellence, Advanced Reading, Creative Reading, SOAR to Success, ELL Academic Grammar & Vocabulary and this year I'm having a blast as the Reading Interventionist!!!

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Library Science minor
from NAU in 1987 and my Master's degree in Administration & Supervision from the University of Phoenix in 2004. I earned my endorsements in English as a Second Language and as a Reading Specialist.

I have also acquired training in Assertive Discipline, ESL, Responsible Thinking Process, SDAIE, SOAR to Success, Step Up to Writing, Common Core, and Accelerated Reading.

 If you would like to contact me you may either use the contact form link at the left or email me directly at: 

I look forward to hearing from you!