My name is Manal. I am married and have three kids. This is my first year here at Taylor. I worked at Mercy Daycare for five years and still work there part time. My first language is Arabic. I am the special education associate in the classroom.
My name is Emily Kurimski. I am excited to be your child’s teacher! I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014 with a degree in Early Childhood and endorsements in Early Childhood Special Education and Literacy Education. I graduated in 2020 with my masters from Morningside College with a Professional Educator degree. I am the classroom’s special education teacher. I taught Head Start full day for four years before moving to integrated. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Andrew, my daughter, June, and have twins (Feb 2022). I love to clean and organize. I live in Polk City where we spend a lot of time at beaches and playing outside.
Hello! My name is Kaci McKewen. I am beyond thrilled for this school year. A little about me: I graduated from Simpson College in December 2020. I have an Elementary Degree with endorsements in Early Childhood, Reading, and Social Studies. My hobbies include Frisbee Golf, riding bikes, and spending time with my family. Really excited to work with you as a team for your child.