Kindergarten

Tiara Bales

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: tiara.bales@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • University of Northern Iowa - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Specialization in Social Studies

Teaching Experience

  • King Elementary - Kindergarten since 2012

Family/Hobbies

  • I am married and have five kids.  I also have several fur babies.  I love to spend time with my family.  I love to travel and gardening.  My latest project is restoring a '49 Ford Pickup with my dad.

Teena Edwards

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: teena.edwards@dmschools.org

Julie Schwertley

Kindergarten Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: julie.schwertley@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Upper Iowa University - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, specializations in reading, language arts and social studies

Teaching Experience

  • Capitol View Elementary - First and second grade
  • Belvedere Elementary, Omaha Nebraska - First grade for four years
  • Willard Elementary - Reading and math specialist for three year
  • King Elementary - First grade since 2012-2016
  • King Elementary - Kindergarten since 2016

Family/Hobbies

  • I am married and have three children; Emma, Caroline and Jack.  They all attend Des Moines Schools.  The younger two at Merrill Middle school and my oldest is at Roosevelt High School.  I love animals and have four dogs at home, two of them are service dogs for my diabetic son.  I love being in nature and camping. I also enjoy traveling.  My children are very involved in sports and school activities which keeps our evenings very busy.  My passion is to help teach our next generation; not only academics but in conflict restitution and in hopes that as they grow they will remember to have peace in their hearts and help make the world a better place.