Hello Park Avenue Families! I am so excited to be teaching third grade this year. This will be my fifth year as a teacher, but I have been a part of the Park Avenue community since 2013. I spent four years as a special education associate here at Park Avenue, as well as a volunteer and PTA member. You may have seen me around the building or in the garden, where I love to be! I graduated from Upper Iowa University in May of 2019 with a BA in Elementary Education. My husband and I moved to Des Moines in August of 2005, and we welcomed our son in January of 2007. He was a student at Park Avenue and will be a junior this year, he splits his time between Lincoln and Central Campus. I am excited to meet my new third graders and their families and I look forward to spending the year learning and growing together!
“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today”. -Hemingway
Welcome to 3rd grade! I am excited to partner with your student as they learn and grow this year. I enjoy teaching and being a 3rd grade teacher at Park Avenue.
I have earned a Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and Grand View University. I have my reading and language arts endorsements. I completed my Master’s degree from Graceland University in Curriculum and Instruction.
I have two children, two kitty cats and puppy dog. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening and watching movies.
We will have a tremendous year full of experiences and growth!
You have BRAINS in your HEAD. You have FEET in your SHOES. You can STEER yourself in any direction you CHOOSE. -Dr. Seuss
Greetings families! This year will be my third-year teaching 3rd grade. I am enjoying teaching 3rd grade and learning all the wonderful things that 3rd graders think about and enjoy as learners. I have taught at Park Ave for 18 years now. I have experience with teaching special education, 5th grade and many years of 4th grade. I earned my BA from Grand View University, as well as my Reading endorsement and Special Education endorsement. In 2011 I earned my master’s in education leadership from Drake University. With over 18 years of teaching experience, I look forward to an exciting year in 3rd grade!