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!

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!