3rd Grade

Megan Crossett

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8429 | E: megan.crossett@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to 3rd Grade! This is my first year working as a classroom teacher and I am so excited to be here at Park Avenue! I have lived in Des Moines since 2009. I earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from Grand View University in 2012. I earned a Master of Science in Teaching degree from Drake University in 2015. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake, going on road trips with friends, and reading. I am looking forward to working with the awesome families at Park Avenue this year!

Claudette Nelson

3rd Grade Teacher

E: claudette.nelson@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to 3rd grade.  I am excited to be at Park Avenue.  I have taught in the Des Moines district since 2005.  I moved to Iowa in 2000 with my husband and two boys.  We moved from St Louis, Missouri - GO CARDS!!!! In my spare time I like to listen to all kinds of music, read and spend time with family and friends.  I look forward to working with you and your children.

Cindy Dawson

3rd Grade Teacher

E: cynthia.dawson@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to 3rd grade! I thoroughly enjoy teaching  3rd grade at Park Avenue. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Grand View University with endorsements in Reading and Language Arts. I earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Graceland University. I also have a Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. I have two children and dog named Champ. In my spare time I enjoy reading and watching scary movies.  I am looking forward to working with your child this year!

IB Trainings: Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom and Exhibition

Hopes and Dreams: My hope and dream is for my student to want to come to school everyday