Kindergarten

Kailee Nihart

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8435 | E: kailee.nihart@dmschools.org

Biography

Education Experience:
I graduated from Central College in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Reading Endorsement, and a Spanish Minor.

Training:
Level 1 Responsive Classroom Training

Teaching Experience:
This is my first year at DMPS teaching kindergarten.


My hopes and dreams are for all students to become excited about learning, create lasting relationships, and be proud of all that they accomplish this year.

Sarah Ohms

Kindergarten Teacher

P: (515) 242-8435 | E: sarah.ohms@dmschools.org

Biography

Education Experience:

I am originally from Dixon, IL.  Dixon is an hour east from the Quad Cities.  I attended Eastern Illinois University where I received a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education in 2008.  During the Spring and Summer of 2012, I attended Drake University where I earned my language arts and reading endorsements.

Training:

Social Emotional Learning

Teaching Experience:

This is my first year with DMPS.  Prior to moving to Iowa, I taught for 3 years in a rural K-8 school district in Nelson, IL.  While there I taught 5/6 grades and 1/2 grades in combined classrooms.  After moving to Des Moines, I worked as an associate at Centennial Elementary School in Southeast Polk School District and subbed all around the metro.  Last year I taught first, second and third grades at New Horizons Academy

My hope and dreams for my students this year is for them to become natural inquirers who are willing to take risks to achieve their reading and math goals.

 

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Jonna Stout

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8435 | E: jonna.stout@dmschools.org

Biography

Education Experience:
 B.S. in Elementary Education-Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA.

Training:
IB-Collaboration & Planning
Responsive Classroom Overview
Responsive Classroom 1
Responsive Classroom Advanced Course
Responsive Classroom Responding to Misbehavior
National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) Member
CGI, level 1, 2 & CGI National Conference

Teaching Experience:
I have been with DMPS for 4 years.
I taught for one year, full-time at a private school here in Des Moines after college.  Over the years, while our 3 kids were little I was at home, I was a frequent substitute teacher in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Ankeny, Southeast Polk and Des Moines school districts. In the fall of 2011, I started teaching full-time for DMPS at Stowe.


My hope and dream for my students is for my students to be caring, open-minded and respectful, and inquiring learners who strive to learn about each other, academics and the world around them!