2nd Grade

Cassandra Lewellen

1st Grade

E: cassandra.lewellen@dmschools.org



Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) Graduated in 2015.

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education

Endorsement in K-8 English/Language Arts

Utah State University

Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Est. Graduation- Spring of 2018

International Baccalaureate Training:

Category III: Concept-Based Learning

Teaching Experience

I have been a teacher since 2015. I have been teaching at Walnut Street School since 2015.


I enjoy spending time with my husband, especially going to the library together. We have been married since the summer of 2015.

I also enjoy hanging out with my family; I have 15 siblings, and 10 of them are Chinese-American. This is part of why I love Walnut Street so much. The connection to Chinese culture and language is wonderful.

Alisha Steward

2nd Grade

P: 515-242-8438 | E: alisha.steward@dmschools.org



Hoover High School (Des Moines, Iowa) Graduated 2001

Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) Graduated 2006

Bachelors of Science in Sociology

Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa) Graduated 2009

Masters of Arts in Elementary Education

Endorsements in K-8 Reading; Early Childhood

I have been teaching since 2010 (Moulton, Capital View, 1 year in Kofu, Japan and Walnut Street)


I enjoy spending time with my family and friends watching movies, playing card games and just enjoying each other’s company. I enjoy cuddling with my dog Norman and reading a good book. I love fall and STEELERS FOOTBALL!