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.

Hope and Dream:
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.

Janine Stoll

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8435 | E: janine.stoll@dmschools.org

Biography

Education:
Diploma-Washington Senior High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1980
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education-University of Northern Iowa, 1984
Unified Early Childhood Endorsement-Drake University, 1989
Masters in Early Childhood-Drake University, 2006

Training:
Responsive Classroom
Kagan Collaborative Learning Structures
Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Level 1-3 and CGI Conference

Teaching Experience:
For the past 15 years I have been happily teaching Kindergarten at Woodlawn and Samuelson. Prior to that I had various Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade teaching experiences and provided child care in my home while my two children were young. The year 2015-16 will be my first year at Stowe and I am excited to continue teaching Kindergarten and part of International Baccalaureate and Responsive Classroom.

My hopes and dreams for my students are that they will be aware of their goals and that each accomplishment of any size will motivate them to strive for more knowledge. Also that they will pay attention to their own feelings and the feelings of others. I'd like them to know what they have learned, are learning, and will learn. I'd like students to feel connected, comfortable, confident, and safe each day. I am optimistic that the pride and joy of learning will be infectious in our classroom.

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Jonna Stout

Kindergarten

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!