Room 104-Farmer in the Dell

Rosie Kingkade

Associate-Mitchell Extended Day Program

P: 515-242-8424 | E: rose.kingkade@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Rosie Kingkade. This is my 5th year at Mitchell. I previously worked for the Des Moines district in early childhood for 9 years. I left the district after earning my Bachelor's degree in social work and I worked for a private agency. I came back to the schools after deciding I was spending too much time working and not enough time with my family. I also do respite care part-time for a 4 year-old. I have been married for 32 years, and my husband and I have 2 boys. I love working with preschoolers. I love animals, and currently have 2 dogs, a Quaker parrot, and a chinchilla. I am looking forward to a fun-filled educational school year!

Kristen Van Dyke

Associate-Mitchell Extended Day Program

P: 242-8424 | E: kristen.vandyke@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Kristen Van Dyke and I've been with Des Moines Public Schools since 2001. Last year I began my adventure in Preschool at Mitchell. I have a Bachelor's of Arts degree from William Penn University in Elementary Education with endorsements in English as a Second Language, Reading, and Special Education. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons. I look forward to spending the year with your children and watching them learning every day!