Hi! I am Natalie Adams. I went to Iowa State University, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I’ve been teaching preschool for 28 years. This is my 18th year teaching Head Start with the Des Moines School District and my sixth year teaching at Woodlawn. For the past five years I have taught in an integrated classroom. I am looking forward to the new adventure of teaching in the all-day classroom. I really enjoy working with young children, helping them grow and learn to get ready for kindergarten. I also enjoy supporting and strengthening families in their role as their child’s first teacher and with family or personal needs. I’ve been married for almost 25 years, have three stepchildren and two grandchildren. When I’m not teaching I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, biking, and kayaking. I also like to read, listen to live music, go to ISU and Chiefs football games. I look forward to working with you and your child!