3rd Grade

Hillary Fort

3rd Grade Teacher

E: hilary.fort@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, my name is Hilary Fort and I am lucky enough to have taught all three years at Edmunds. I grew up in Ankeny, Iowa and attended college at Wichita State University where I studied and received my bachelors in education. I’ve always had a true passion for working with students and watching them grow and thrive in the classroom. I love learning and truly believe that it is a life-long skill.

I am the middle child; my younger brother plays baseball and goes to college at Northwest Missouri State. My older is sister is married and has two beautiful boys who I am lucky enough to call my nephews. I have two loving and supportive parents who like to spend time traveling together. I am looking forward to an exciting year and I hope to make more faces familiar!

Katie Mishler

3rd Grade Teacher

E: katelynn.mishler@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to third grade! My name is Katie Mishler and this is my third year teaching. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa where I earned my degree in elementary education and endorsement in literacy. I love teaching reading and watching students grow and explore with literature. I am very excited for this new journey.

In my spare time you will find me enjoying quality time with my husband and three dogs. We are often out of town on weekends camping and taking in different scenic adventures. When I am not camping, I am spending time in the kitchen baking! I have a sweet tooth and some of my specialties consist of cherry pie, chocolate chip cookies, and coffee ice cream.

Laura Olson

3rd Grade Teacher

E: laura.olson@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to room 2050! My name is Laura Olson. I am very excited to teach third grade at Edmunds this year. This is my eighth year teaching for Des Moines Public Schools, but my first year at Edmunds. I graduated from Iowa State University with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education endorsed in Reading.  I also received my Masters in Educational Leadership from Iowa State. I have been married to my husband Dave for 5 years and have a one year old daughter named Keira.  We love to cheer on the Cyclones, play outside, and read books.  I look forward to working with the third grade students this year!  Go State!