1st Grade

Emily Benson

1st Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8429 | E: emily.benson@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to first grade! I am so excited to be your child's teacher. We are going to have a fun, exciting, and learning filled year. This is my third year teaching. I graduated Central College with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. I have my reading endorsement. I LOVE the Iowa Hawkeyes, playing soccer, and being with family and friends.

I hope that every student in my classroom falls in love with learning and that I inspire them to work hard to be their best each and everyday.

Chloe King

1st Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8429 | E: chloe.king@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to 1st Grade! This is my second year teaching.  I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University.  I am also endorsed in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Reading.  In my spare time I enjoy being with family and friends, reading, and going to sporting events.  I am very excited to be working with your child this year at Park Avenue!

IB Trainings: Making the PYP Happen

Hopes and Dreams: My hope is to engage all of my students and help them reach their fullest potential.

Beth Thede

1st Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8429 | E: beth.thede@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to First Grade!  My name is Mrs. Beth Thede.   I have been in the education field for 40 years.  I have taught preschool, kindergarten and first grade.   I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Graceland University.   I spend my free time with my family which includes my husband, two daughters and their husbands and of course my four beautiful grandchildren.  I want students in my classroom to look forward to an engaging, challenging and fun year of learning.