Kindergarten

Lee Dwyer

Kindergarten

P: 242-8435 | E: lee.dwyer@dmschools.org

Biography

Education Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa

Training
Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Levels 1 & 2
Science Writing Heuristic (SWH)

Teaching Experience
In 2005, I participated in Camp Adventure through the University of Northern Iowa. This program sent me to Tokyo Japan, to be a volunteer preschool teacher on Yokota Air Force Base. After my time in Japan, I moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and became a Kindergarten/1st grade looping teacher. I spent 8 years in the Lewis Central School District before moving to the Des Moines area. This is my first year at Stowe and I am very excited to be here!

Hopes and Dreams
My hopes and dreams for students this year is for them to embrace their differences and celebrate diversity, so that we can build a classroom community that is a place where all ideas are heard and valued. I want my students to know that one person CAN make a difference in this ever changing global society.

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Renee Lozinski

Kindergarten teacher

P: 515-242-8435 | E: renee.lozinski@dmschools.org

Biography

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Grand View University, with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education

Training
IB-Making the PYP Happen
Responsive Classroom Overview, Course
CGI Levels 1 & 2.

Teaching 
I have been with the Des Moines Public School District for 15 years. (14 years at Stowe)

My first year I taught 1st/2nd grade combination class. Then I taught 1st grade for 1 year. 2nd grade for 1 year. the other 13 years Kindergarten

Hopes and Dream
My hope and dreams for students this year is for them to become risk-takers, to try things that are new for them. I want them to become independent learners who want to learn more about themselves and the world around them. I want them to be caring individuals and learn why it’s important that we help each other and the world we live in. I want them to enjoy their school experience and share that enjoyment and learning experience with their families.

Monica McConnell

Kindergarten

P: 242-8435 | E: Monica.McConnell@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

BA- Elementary with a specialization in reading- University of Iowa

Training

IB- making PYP happen

Responsive Classroom - level 1

Teaching

I have been with DMPS for 2 years.

Hope and Dream

My hope and dream for my students this year is for them to develop curiosity about their learning and the world around them. I want them to communicate their ideas and cooperate with other students. I want my students to take risks and try new things. I hope to develop a strong classroom community where students are caring, confident, and strive to become life long learners.