Hello! I am excited to be starting my sixth year at Edmunds Elementary – I love the students and families I have gotten to know and work with in this community! After finishing college at Central College in Pella, Iowa, I was lucky enough to make my way back to my hometown of Des Moines to do what I love – teach! My most favorite thing to do is travel, and I go to France as often as I can. I love to read and learn new things, and I am committed to social justice and anti-racism work.
Hello!!!! I am honored to be starting my 12th year at Edmunds as a SPED. Assistant.
I love the fact that I am able to at least make a few children smile everyday.
My passion is to be able to capture as many kids hearts as possible.
Our children are our future lets help them make it bright.
Hey everyone! My name is Josie Maasdam and this will be my second year at Edmunds Elementary. I have just recently graduated from Northwestern College with my bachelors degree in elementary education, along with endorsements in special education, reading, and coaching! Ever since I was young, I have had a strong love for teaching, so I’m very excited to connect and empower the minds that will change the world. I’m also very excited to move to the Des Moines area to make new friends, try new things, and gain a new experience!
Hi! My name is Tara Misra, and I went to the University of California in Santa Cruz for my BS and then got a Masters in Education from Baylor University. I was a teacher for 15 years and then decided to go back to school to become a school psychologist. I received a Specialist in School Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. My family moved to Iowa four years ago and have enjoyed the colder weather. I enjoy listening to music, drinking coffee, and advocating for students.