Special Education

Teresa Harder

Special Education Associate

E: teresa.harder@dmschools.org

Biography

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.

Andrew Kurimski

Special Education Teacher

E: andrew.kurimski@dmschools.org

Biography

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

Biography

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.

Denise Myers

Special Education Associate

E: denise.myers@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello ~  My name is Denise Myers.  I am a special education associate. I have been with the Des Moines School District for five years.  The first four years with the district I was a head cook.  I had a strong desire to be more involved with the students in the classroom, so I completed the Para-Educator Certification Course to be a Teacher Associate.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to positively impact the students by building trust through relationship bonding.

I am a transplant to Iowa from Pennsylvania.  In Pennsylvania I was employed at Penn State University as a Nutrition Education Advisor working with income stressed families.  I had the pleasure of teaching families how to cook healthy meals with the resources they had available.  These resources included WIC Foods, Food Pantry Items, and Governmental Foods (SNAP).  I completely loved what I was doing.  It was both an honor and a privilege to educate families, students, and groups on the importance of health and nutrition.

My most "important" life career has been a wife, mother, and grandmother. My husband and I have been together since high school.  We will celebrate 37 years of marriage in 2018.  Together we have one beautiful daughter, who has given us a great son-in-law, and three amazing grandchildren.   My husband and I are active in our church, travel when possible, and can never get enough of our family.  LIFE IS GOOD!

 

Hilary Seibert

K-2 Special Education Teacher

E: hilary.seibert@dmschools.org

Class Description

Hello! My name is Hilary Seibert 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. I am currently completing my Master;s Degree in Special Education from Morningside College.

This is my third year teaching at Edmunds and I am SO excited to be a Wildcat! My husband and I live in Des Moines and enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants around Des Moines, going to movies, and spending time with families.