Welcome to Taylor 4 Head Start! My name is Carissa Harrington and I am so excited to start my fifth year teaching Head Start for Des Moines Public Schools here in the wonderful new Taylor building! I am originally from Davenport, Iowa. I graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa in December of 2012, majoring in Education with Reading and Early Childhood endorsements. Prior to teaching I worked at the Bettendorf Family Museum during the summers, where their motto is “play together, learn together”. I taught camps and facilitated learning for the guests. This experience allowed me to see how influential hands-on learning can be and how it plays a key role in the development of young children. With the classroom activities and curriculum, your students will have many opportunities to learn. I look forward to working with you and your children, and creating memories for us all!
My name is Emily Kurimski. I am excited to be your child’s teacher! I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Early Childhood Education and endorsements in Early Childhood Special Education and Literacy Education. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends.