Kindergarten

Catherine Fitch

Catherine Fitch

Kindergarten Teacher

P: (515) 242-8438 | E: catherine.fitch@dmschools.org

Biography

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree (Dual Major of Elementary and Middle Level Education with endorsements in Science and Social Studies) from University of Northern Iowa: 2011

International Baccalaureate Training:

Category I: Making the PYP Happen, Category III: Reading and Writing through Inquiry Category III: Inquiry

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching since 2011, I have been at Walnut Street since 2011. My first four years where in the 3rd grade classroom. This year i have ventured to Kindergarten.

Family/ Hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have a very active pre-teen and love to support her in all that she does. I also enjoy listening to people’s stories and learning about life from their experiences when possible.

 

Leek, Susan

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

International Baccalaureate Training:

Category I: Introduction to the PYP, Category III: Transdiciplinary Day

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.

 

Beckstrom, Kara

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.