Melissa Reagh

Preschool Teacher

P: (515) 242-8438 | E:

Class Description

Melissa Reagh


Education: Bachelor's Degree (Early Childhood Endorsement) from Graceland University

International Baccalaureate Training

Category I: Introduction to the PYP, Category III: 3 to 5 year olds

Teaching Experiences

I have been teaching since 2003, I have been at Walnut Street since 2007.


I enjoy traveling back home to New York with my husband to see my family. I also enjoy scrap booking and reading. 

Kacie Salomonsky

Preschool Associate

P: 515-242-8438 | E:

Class Description

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Communication studies with early childhood minor) from

University of Virginia’s College at Wise: 2011

Teaching Experience: I have worked in early childhood education since 2007 and I have been at Walnut Street School since 2016.

Family/Hobbies: I have two kids, Nolan and Norah, with my husband, Reid. Our family is originally from Virginia Beach, Va, but since the spring of 2016 we have called Des Moines home. We love exploring our new city and finding things to keep the kids active - a few favorites so far are the Science Center, Blank Park Zoo, and lots of weekends cheering on the I-Cubs at Principal Park in the spring!


Lydia Tsui

Preschool Associate



Iowa State University: 2015

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

Endorsement in World Languages: Mandarin Chinese

Reading Endorsement

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching since 2015 and I have been at Walnut Street School since 2015.

Family/Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include staying healthy and active by working out or spending time outside. I enjoy going fishing or playing different sports like tennis or soccer. I like going to concerts and traveling to visit family.