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. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. This is my fourth year with DMPS and Woodlawn Preschool. I have two children, Taylor (22) and Rachel (17). In my free time I like to run at Gray's Lake or Raccoon River Park, go out for coffee, and hang out with family and friends.

Mary Stewart

Teacher 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.