Room 118-Little Teapot

Kati Grundey

Teacher-Woodlawn Head Start

P: 515-242-8213 | E: kati.grundey@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Kati Grundey and I teach preschool at Woodlawn Education Center. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa where I received my degree in early childhood education, including special education and family studies. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling!

Lisa Jackson

ECSE Associate-Woodlawn Head Start

P: 515-242-8213 | E: lisa.jackson@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi! I am Lisa Jackson. I am the early childhood special education associate in the Teapot Room.  I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Fall of 2017 is the start of my sixth year with DMPS and Woodlawn Preschool.  In my free time I like to go to Gray's Lake and almost any coffee shop, as well as spend time with family and friends in the community, or at home playing board games or cards.

Mary Stewart

Associate-Woodlawn Head Start

P: 515-242-8213 | E: mary.stewart@dmschools.org

Angela Tonasket

ECSE Teacher-Woodlawn Head Start

P: 515-242-8213 | E: angela.tonasket@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi, I'm Angela Tonasket. I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. I went to Grand View University, where I received my Bachelor's degree in Education and my endorsements to teach preschool and elementary school, as well as specialized reading and special education up to 8th grade. I also attended the University of Northern Iowa, where I received my endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education. This is my second year at Woodlawn and my third year in the Des Moines district. Prior to that, I worked in Prairie City Monroe School district for four years teaching both kindergarten and preschool through 5th grade special education. I am married and have four children. I have three boys and on girl. The three boys are all working full-time jobs and my daughter attends Southeast Polk High School. I also have two dogs at home in Pleasant Hill. When I'm not at school, I like to garden and go to movies. I also like to work on home improvement projects with my husband.