Special Education

Teresa Harder

Special Education Associate

E: teresa.harder@dmschools.org


Hi, my name is Teresa Harder, I am a special education associate.  I have been with Des Moines Public Schools for 10 years.  This is my third year at Edmunds.  I am currently attending William Penn University where I am getting my teaching degree.   I am married and have two children.  In my free time I like to spend time with family, friends, and being outside.

Stephanie Krob

Speical Education (4-5) System 44

E: stephanie.krob@dmschools.org


Hello! My name is Stephanie Krob. I am a special education teacher at Edmunds. I graduated in 2012 from the University of Northern Iowa. I grew up in Cedar Rapids where I spent most of my time playing soccer and volleyball. They were my passions before teaching! I am currently married to my husband, Nicholas, and have 3 cats that we adopted. I love spending time with my friends and family, running, playing soccer, reading a great book and doing anything outside.

Andrew Kurimski

Special Education Teacher (K-3)

E: andrew.kurimski@dmschools.org


Hello, I am Andrew Kurimski, and I am the 2-3 special education teacher at Edmunds.   This will be my 2 1/2 year at Edmunds.  I’m so excited to be returning and to start the year off back at Edmunds, and I can’t wait to begin working with students. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa December of 2014 (GO PANTHERS!).  I grew up in a rural area about an hour southeast of Des Moines.  In my free time I enjoy doing many activities outside such as attending sporting events, swimming, biking, and grilling with my family and friends.

Brendetta Logan

Special Ed Associate

E: brendetta.logan@dmschools.org


Hello!!!!!! My name is Brendetta Logan “Ms. Detta”. I am the special education associate. I have been with the Des Moines School District (Edmunds) for eight years. I also work with the Oakridge afterschool tutoring program. I have a ten year old son that attends Edmunds as well. He is my backbone with all the support we have for each other. We also support my grandmother at home. I attend Des Moines Area Community Collage as an Administration Assistant student. I am passionate about helping and supporting students with special needs (behavior). During my free time I like to read urban books. I love spending as much time as I can with my son. Our days are busy between school, work and sports.

Kari Price

Learning Lab Teacher

E: kari.price@dmschools.org


Hi!  My name is Kari Price and am the Learning Lab teacher.  This is my 3rd year at Edmunds Elementary.  I LOVE teaching in this awesome building with great kids and families!  I am starting my 10th year teaching.  My 1st 5 years were spent teaching special education Civics and Reading at Hiatt Middle School in Des Moines.  After that, I taught 2 years of 4th grade special education at Clarke Elementary in Osceola, IA.  I received my AA from Indian Hills Community College, my Elementary Education degree from Missouri Western State University, and my reading and special education endorsements from Upper Iowa. I got to play 4 years of college softball and now get to help coach my daughter's softball teams.

My husband and I live in Altoona.  Our house is very busy and a little crazy with our daughter, Karter and our twin boys, Max and Kane.  Karter is 7 and is in 2nd grade.  Max and Kane are 5 and just started Kindergarten.  In my free time I like to go swimming, camping, spend time with friends and family, and watch sports...especially Iowa football.  Go Hawks!!

Hilary Rinker

K-2 Special Education Teacher

E: hilary.rinker@dmschools.org

Class Description

Hello! My name is Hilary Rinker and I am a K-2 Special Education teacher here at Edmunds. I was born and raised in Ankeny. I went to University of Northern Iowa where I received a degree in Elementary Education, with minors in Special Education and Reading. This is my second year teaching at Edmunds and I am SO excited to be a Wildcat! In my free time, I like to spend time with family and friends, shop, watch movies, and travel!