Welcome to Second Grade! Park Avenue is a great place to learn and grow! I am a second career teacher and earned my BA from Upper Iowa University. This is the beginning of my 19th year in the Des Moines School district and is my seventh year teaching 2nd grade at Park Avenue. Besides being passionate about teaching and learning, I enjoy nature, cooking, reading, walking my dog and time spent with family and friends. I am so excited for the opportunity to facilitate the social, emotion and academic growth of second grade students! Second grade is the best!
Welcome to second grade! I love being a part of the team at Park Avenue. I have taught fourth, first, and second grade here. Before I came to Park Avenue, I taught prekindergarten at Wakonda Christian Church. I graduated from Lincoln High School, so I have lots of South side pride! I received my Bachelors in Education from Upper Iowa University and my Master in Education from Viterbo. I have a Reading Endorsement, Language Arts Endorsement, and Social Studies Endorsement. I am married and have 3 grown children and 13 grandchildren. I love to run and spend time with my family. I am honored to have a part in the education of your child. Thank you for sharing them with me.
IB Trainings: Introduction to the PYP and Learning in the PYP with a focus on Inquiry
Hopes and Dreams: I hope all my students end the school year with tremendous academic and emotional growth. I dream of a successful future for my students.
Welcome to Second Grade! I received my B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. from the University of Iowa. In my spare time, I enjoy being with family, camping and traveling. We are going to have an amazing school year!
Hopes and Dreams: I hope to provide my students with rewarding experiences that will help them succeed in the future.
IB Trainings: Introduction to the PYP, Inquiry, Collaborative Planning and The Role of Mathematics.