Room 116-Farmer in the Dell

Widad Ahmad

Associate-Woodlawn Head Start

P: 515-242-8213 | E: widad.ahmad@dmschools.org

AnnaLisa Macha

ECSE Associate-Woodlawn Head Start

P: 515-242-8213 | E: annalisa.macha@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, my name is Annalisa, I am an ECSE associate here at Woodlawn. This is my second year here and I am excited for the school year. My first year here I worked in the Extended Day Program. I am excited to be in this classroom and get to know you and your child. I have my Associate in Early Childhood Education and I am working on getting my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I have been working with children in child care centers and preschool settings for 11 years. During my free time I enjoy to read, hike, show my dogs, and of course spend time with my family and friends. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I am looking forward to this school year and watching your child grow.

Lynn Pavel

Teacher-Woodlawn Head Start

P: 515-242-8213 | E: lynn.pavel@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Lynn Pavel. I am a teacher in the Sing a Song classroom at Woodlawn. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I stay current in the field of Early Childhood Education by taking classes on various topics related to early childhood. I have been teaching at this level for many years. I truly love the excitement I see when a child learns a new concept or has a new idea. Their eyes light up and they are so proud of themselves! My husband Dave and I have a daughter, son-in-law, 2 little granddaughters and 2 grand-dogs we love spending time with. It is my pleasure to be a part of the team that lays the positive educational foundation for your child.

Rachel Tegeler

ECSE Teacher-Woodlawn Head Start

P: 515-242-8213 | E: rachel.tegeler@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, my name is Rachel Tegeler, Early Childhood Special Education teacher. I lived in the Stuart, Iowa area on a dairy farm until I was thirteen. I then moved to Marshalltown where I graduated from high school. After high school, I attended Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids where I received my Elementary Education degree. Two years ago I completed my master's degree in Early Childhood with a specialty in teaching and diversity.  This is my eighth year in the Des Moines Public School district. I have been in the early childhood profession for over twenty years, which has included working in childcare settings as well as teaching in an integrated preschool program in the Cedar Rapids area. I am married and have four boys ranging in age from 22 to age 15. I love to read, bike, spend time outside and time with my family.