1st Grade

Sarah Munford

1st Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8438 | E: sarah.munford@dmschools.org

Biography

Sarah Munford

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree (Early Childhood Education endorsement in Special Education, Early Childhood PK-2, Social Studies 5-9) from the University of Iowa: 2002

International Baccalaureate Training:Category III: Inquiry and Level 3 Concept Based Learning

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching since 2002, I have been at Walnut Street since 2014.

Family/ Hobbies:

I love spending time with my husband and 2 sons, Alonzo and Xavier.  You will find me several nights a week at many sports activities, as well as hanging out at the YMCA.  I enjoy playing and listening to music, playing board games/puzzles, and decorating my house.

Celeste Reszel

1st Grade

E: celeste.reszel@dmschools.org

Biography

Celeste Reszel

I have been teaching and learning from kids since I graduated from Iowa State University in 1996. I taught in Houston from 1996-1998. My family and I moved back home to Des Moines at that time when the first of four of our children was born--we realized we still needed our own parents after all! I’m so glad we made that choice because it was shortly after that in 1999, I joined Des Moines Public Schools, where I taught at McKinley Elementary. During that time I pursued and achieved a Masters Degree from Drake University in Educational Leadership.  My continued love of learning new things and having new adventures led me to Walnut Street School in 2014. I am blessed to be part of another DMPS family!

When I am not at school I am involved with family activities and creating projects and crafting things for the classroom and for my home.