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."


Megan Irwin

1st grade teacher

E: megan.irwin@dmschools.org


Hello! My name is Mrs. Irwin, and it is my pleasure to be teaching first grade at Edmunds! I have been teaching first grade since 2012. It is such a wonderful age for students to grow and learn! I have my Master's in Language, Literacy, and Specialized Instruction from DePaul University. I have a wonderful husband, Rob, that makes me laugh every day! We are the proud parents of a French Bulldog puppy named Frankie. Frankie loves to play outside, snooze, and eat yogurt! I grew up in Des Moines and went to Drake University before moving to Chicago for the last several years. I am a proud aunt of Caleb (7th grade) and Bailey (2nd grade). I LOVE to read and learn, and it is my goal as an educator to pass that love of learning on to my students.

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.