Kindergarten

Susan Leek

Kindergarten

P: (515) 242-8438 | E: susan.leek@dmschools.org

Biography

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree (endorsements in Reading, Social Studies, and Language Arts) from Upper Iowa University: 2007

Master of Arts in Education with a Reading Specialist endorsement from Viterbo University, 2017

 International Baccalaureate Training:

Category I: Introduction to the PYP, Category III: Transdiciplinary Day, Category III: The Role of Mathematics

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching since 2008, I have been at Walnut Street since 2009.

Family/ Hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my kids play sports.  We like to play games and go camping.

 

Ashley Nelson

Kindergarten

P: (515) 242-8438 | E: ashley.nelson@dmschools.org

Biography

Bachelor’s Degree (Early Childhood Education endorsement in Special Education) from Iowa State University: 2009

Master’s Degree (Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Literacy, and Reading Endorsement) from Iowa State University: 2015

International Baccalaureate Training:

Category I: Introduction to the PYP, Category III: Reading and Writing through Inquiry, Category III: Transdiciplinary Day, Category III: Assessment, Category III: Inquiry

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching since 2009, I have been at Walnut Street since 2009.

Family/ Hobbies:

I love spending time with my two step-kids Jordan and Julian and spending time with my three dogs: Jackson, Lola, and Titus.  I also enjoy playing board games and spending time with friends and being outdoors.

Kara Pulley

Kindergarten Teacher

P: (515) 242-8438 | E: kara.pulley@dmschools.org

Biography

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree (Early Childhood Education, Reading, and Special Education) from Drake University: 2010

Master’s Degree: (Leadership and Instruction) 2018

International Baccalaureate Training:

Category I: Introduction to the PYP

Category III: Inquiry

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching since 2010.  I have been at Walnut Street since 2011.

Family/ Hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and two dogs, Abby and Lola. I love to travel, listen to music, and watch football.