3rd Grade

Catharine Schafer

Third Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: catharine.schafer@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Upper Iowa University - Bachelor's Degree, Specialization in Language Arts and Reading
  • William Penn University - English Learners Endorsement
  • Morningside - Master's Degree in Progress

Teaching Experience

  • McKinley Elementary - Reading specialist for two years
  • Monroe Elementary  - Second grade for seven years
  • Monroe Elementary - Fifth grade language arts for one year
  • Monroe Elementary - First grade for one year
  • Monroe Elementary - Kindergarten for one year
  • Monroe Elementary - Math/reading specialist for two years
  • King Elementary - Second grade 2015-2016
  • King Elementary - Third grade since 2016

Family/Hobbies

  • I love to read in my free time.  I also have an adorable niece that I love to spend time with.

Kristi Sexton

Third Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: kristi.sexton@dmschools.org

Mary Studer

Third Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: mary.studer@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • University of Iowa - Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Iowa State University - Master's Degree in Education

Teaching Experience

  • Des Moines Public Schools - Teaching 29 years
  • Taught Special Education 1986-2000
  • Taught General Education since 2000
  • King Elementary - Fourth grade 2013-2017
  • King Elementary - Third grade since 2017

Family/Hobbies

  • I have been married to my husband, Jon, for 28 years.  We have two children, Jaryn and Jorden.  I have lived in Ankeny for 21 years.  I enjoy being with my family, going to the gym and watching movies.