2nd Grade

Kim Fix-Schmidt

2nd Grade Teacher

E: kimberly.fixschmidt@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Second Grade! This is my third year teaching at Park Avenue and my fifthteenth year in the Des Moines School District. Before I came to Park Avenue I was a reading interventionist. I am a second career teacher and received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Upper Iowa University with a Reading endorsement. I am married and have an adult son and two daughters in college. My interests include reading, walking and watching soccer. I am excited for the opportunity to work with your child this year!

IB Trainings: Introduction to the PYP, Making the PYP Happen

Hopes and Dreams: I hope and dream that all of my students learn, grow and succeed.

De Anna Hampton

2nd Grade Teacher

E: deanna.hampton@dmschools.org

Biography

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 12 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.

Pamela Martin

2nd Grade Teacher

E: pamela.martin@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Second Grade! This is my eighth year teaching at Park Avenue. 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. I am excited to be working with your child this school year! 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, and Collaborative Planning