My name is Kerri Byl. My students call me Mrs. Byl. I am excited to be teaching full day Head Start at Taylor. Previously I worked in an integrated Head Start classroom at Smouse. I graduated from Upper Iowa University with a BS in Education with an Early Childhood endorsement and a Reading endorsement. I have worked in Adel-DeSoto- Minburn, Waukee, and Johnston before coming to Des Moines Public Schools. I am married to my husband, Jeff. We have a son, Logan, and a daughter, Larissa. I don’t want to forget our dog, Roxie. I like the Iowa State Cyclones but I cheer on the Hawkeyes and Panthers if they are not playing the Cyclones. I also like to read, walk, ride bikes, and spend time with family and friends. Fun fact: Mickey Mouse is my favorite character. I look forward to getting to know your family.
My Name is Laura Garwick, but my students call me Miss Laura. I have been an associate teacher with Des Moines Public Schools since March of 2020. I graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College in 2016 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies. When I am not at school, I enjoy playing basketball (or any other sport), doing projects on my house, spending time with my friends, serving with the youth at my church, and getting baby time with my two best friend’s babies. My family is also a big part of my life. I enjoy spending time with my parents and my two older brothers!! Fun Fact: I have seen every (main studio) animated Disney movie ever made! I look forward to getting to know your students and your family this school year.