Kindergarten

Kellie McFadden

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8435 | E: kellie.mcfadden@dmschools.org

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.

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!