Room 1060-Little Teapot

Elaine Adams

ECSE Teacher-Taylor Head Start

P: 515-323-8600 | E: patricia.adams@dmschools.org

Biography

I am excited to be working at Taylor! I look forward to meeting all the students and their families. This will be my 15th year working for Des Moines Public Schools. I taught kindergarten for 6 years on the south side, then moved to the Early Childhood department and have taught in integrated preschool classrooms at Madison, Carver and King, as the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) teacher. I received my undergraduate and graduate degree in education from Drake University.

Kinzie Fagerstrom

Teacher-Taylor Head Start

P: 515-323-8600 | E: kinzie.fagerstrom@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello there! My name is Kinzie Fagerstrom and this will be my 1st year teaching in Head Start. I graduated from Simpson College with a degree in Elementary Education, with endorsements in Early Childhood Education, Reading and Social Studies. I currently live in the Des Moines metro with my two baby bunnies and energetic puppy. I student-taught here at Taylor last year, and I am excited to be back teaching at this amazing school. In my free time I enjoy watching supernatural and superhero TV shows, playing with my baby animals and spending time with my family and friends. I am so excited to teach your child this year and can't wait to see their growth as a student!

Amy Mahoney

Associate-Taylor Head Start

P: 515-323-8600 | E: amy.mahoney@dmschools.org

Marlene Parsons

ECSE Associate-Taylor Head Start

P: 515-323-8600 | E: marlene.parsons@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, my name is Marlene Parsons. I have worked for the Des Moines Public Schools since 1998. I have always enjoyed working with young children; prior to working for DMPS I had an in-home daycare. I also have a passion for animals. I have shared my home with a wide variety of animals from dogs, to parrots, to squirrels and even a de-scented skunk. I look forward to working with the Taylor community.