4th Grade

Jaime Leo

4th Grade Teacher

E: jaime.leo@dmschools.org

Kori Williams

4th Grade Teacher

E: kori.williams@dmschools.org


Hello, and thank you for taking some time to learn more about me and what I have to offer as an educator.  To tell you a little about me, I grew up in a very small town in North Central Iowa where the land is flat and the temperatures are frigid. I attended a community school that consisted of Pre-K through 12th grade.

My first degree came from the American Institute of Business right here in Des Moines, where I received an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Communications and Public Relations. I knew this wasn't the career for me so I went back to college and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education along with certification in K-8 Reading from Upper Iowa University. I also have certification to teach Driver's Education (YIKES!!).

After a year and a half of research and writing papers, I earned my Master's Degree in Differentiating Instruction from Graceland University. When I am not at school teaching, doing lesson plans or studying, I spend time with my family and friends. I have two sons, a two year-old, 14 year-old, and a daughter, 19 that attends Minnesota State University and is studying to be a teacher.

I look forward to establishing a relationship with you and your child, ensuring that all of their educational needs are being met and fulfilled. My goal is to make sure they feel comfortable and welcome in our classroom. I will provide a classroom where all of their needs can be met and they can focus on creating memories, making friends, and learning more than they ever thought possible.

Dreams are desirable and can be achieved!


Reading: http://www.lexialearning.com/products/core5

Fast Math: http://smi.dmps.k12.ia.us:55880/slms/studentaccess

Math/Science and States and Capitals practice: http://www.abcya.com