Welcome to Park Avenue

Welcome to Park Avenue Elementary, an International Baccalaureate PYP World School. It is a pleasure to welcome you to our website. I hope you find the information you review will be helpful and provide you the information you need or are interested in. We are very proud of our school and are excited to share our programs, curriculum, and projects with you. We will continue to update our website throughout the school year.

As the principal, my goal is to work with the Park Avenue Community in providing a quality education and creating a safe and caring school environment for all students.

My journey with DMPS began at Oak Park Elementary school where I attended Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  During my 4th grade year I moved to Garton Elementary School, then Goodrell Middle School and then on to East High School.  I attended Iowa State University and then came back to Des Moines to work as a substitute teacher until my first teaching job at Lovejoy Elementary school.  I have had the pleasure of serving the south side of Des Moines for the past 17 years as a teacher and administrator.

I welcome you to learn more about our wonderful school community at Park Avenue IB World School.  Please call or email me anytime, or just stop by.  My door is always open.

Dianna Anderson