1st Grade

Lisa Cardamone

1st Grade Teacher

E: lisa.cardamone@dmschools.org


Hello, My name is Mrs. Cardamone. I am a 1st Grade Teacher at Edmunds. I went to college at Upper Iowa University and Graceland University.  I love being a wildcat because of the inspiration I feel every time I walk through these doors.  I know it's our job to teach our students to believe in themselves, but our wildcats have taught ME to believe in myself as well.

My favorite famous quote is, "Once you've learned it and understand it you'll never forget it.  That's what knowledge is."


Jessica Webb

1st Grade Teacher

E: jessica.webb@dmschools.org


Hello! My name is Jessica Webb and I am a First Grade teacher here at Edmunds. I am so happy to be in First Grade with your children.  I went to Upper Iowa University where I received a degree in Elementary Education and Reading Endorsement.  My husband and I have been married for 10 years and have two beautiful children, Brystal(7) and Bentley (4).  My husband and I are both teachers!  We have taught in Missouri, Alabama, and finally moved back home to Iowa.  It's great to be in Des Moines Public Schools and awesome to be a wildcat! In my free time, I like to spend time with family and friends, gardening, camping, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding really pretty much just enjoying the outdoors.

Destiny Welsh

1st grade Teacher

E: destiny.welsh@dmschools.org


Hello! My name is Destiny Welsh and I'm excited to start my first year at Edmunds as a first grade teacher. I taught at Smouse Elementary for five years before joining the fabulous team here at Edmunds. I grew up in Lansing, Iowa but have lived in Des Moines for almost eight years. Outside of school I like to read, write, bike, run and camp. I have a passion for traveling to other countries to learn about a variety of cultures. I look forward to this school year!