3rd Grade

Kyle Bloom

3rd Grade Teacher

P: (515) 242-8438 | E: kyle.bloom@dmschools.org



  • BA: Simpson College: Criminal Justice and Sociology
  • BA: Simpson College: Elementary Education

International Baccalaureate Trainings:

  • Category I: Making the PYP Happen and Category III: Inquiry

Teaching Experience:

  • 3 years teaching 4th and 5th grade at Willard Elementary School
  • 1 year teaching 5nd grade at Capitol View Elementary School
  • 3 years teaching 4th grade at Walnut Street
  • 3rd grade at Walnut Street since 2017


Outside of school I have a very busy life with high-energy boys- Paxton, Kingston, and Sorensen. We enjoy cooking, spending time outdoors, playing sports, making arts and crafts, and traveling. We have a Standard Poodle named Fergie who is our little sidekick and completes our family!


Angela Bower

3rd Grade

P: 515-242-8438 | E: angela.bower@dmschools.org


Education: BA in Elementary and Middle Level Education, Spanish minor from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (1998); Health endorsement from University of Northern Iowa (2017)

International Baccalaureate Training: Transdisciplinary Learning, Category III

Teaching Experience: 4 years of middle school Spanish, then a\ long break from classroom teaching during which I taught adults through corporate training, creating, editing, and proofreading corporate training courses, wellness coaching, and personal training. During that time I also welcomed two children to whom I hope I taught many things! I came back to the classroom at Walnut Street in 2014.

Family and hobbies: I have two children, Will and Catie, with my husband Dave. We also have a cat, Chad. I enjoy health- and fitness-related activities, spending time with friends and family, playing games and doing puzzles, reading, and relaxing!