Hello! I am excited to be starting my third 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.
Hi my name is Andrew Kurimski, and this will be my 6th year teaching Special Education at Edmunds. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. During my free time, I like to golf, enjoy being outside with my family, and cheer on my favorite teams (GO Cardinals & Chiefs!). Edmunds has been a great place to work and develop relationships with students, parents, and the community.
Hello!!!! I am honored to be starting my 11th 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.
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.
Hello! My name is Liz Reilly and this will be my 2nd year at Edmunds! I graduated from Iowa State University with my bachelors degree and currently, I am attending Upper Iowa University to earn my Intellectual Disabilities endorsement. I grew up in Ames, Iowa and recently moved to the Des Moines area. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and reading. I love teaching because I am able to build relationships with students and help them everyday.