Kindergarten

Valerie Rohde

KG Teacher

P: 515-242-8429 | E: valerie.rohde@dmschools.org

Karen Anderson

Kindergarten Teacher

E: karen.anderson@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Kindergarten! I have been teaching for 27 years; this is my fifth year teaching kindergarten. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa.   I completed my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Graceland University in the spring of 2013.  My husband and I have two children.  We enjoy attending their music and sporting events.  I am excited to be working with your child this year!

IB Trainings: Introduction to the PYP, Collaborative Planning

Hopes and Dreams: My hope is to instill the love of learning in all of my students.

Kenzie Weitl

Kindergarten Teacher

E: kenzie.weitl@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Kindergarten!  This is my ninth year teaching for DMPS.  I taught universal preschool for two years, first grade for six years and I am now moving to kindergarten this year.  I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa.  I have my degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education with an Early Childhood Special Education endorsement.  I finished my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Graceland University in 2013.  In my free time I like to read, play with my miniature dachshund named Max, and spend time with my family and friends.

IB Trainings: Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom, Concept-based Learning

Hopes and Dreams: I hope all of my students look forward to coming to school each and every day!