I am a special education consultant at DMPS serving several elementary schools. Prior to this I taught special education at King Elementary School in DSM, and taught preschool and was a para educator in Northwest Iowa for many years.
• Morningside College – Special Education Consultant Endorsement
• Graceland University – Masters in Differentiated Instruction and Assessments
• William Penn University – Bachelors in Education with an emphasis in reading, special education, and English Language Learners
My name is Daniel Felts and I’m excited to be working with students at King Elementary. This is my 11th year teaching, mainly in classroom settings, so I’m excited to be working with and advocating for smaller groups of students. I especially enjoy spending time with my family and our dogs. I also enjoy playing board games, gardening, hiking through and exploring the American Southwest, photography, and good coffee.
Hello! This is my second year with King as an associate. I love working with all the kiddos. I am married and have a son who is in second grade. I also have a mini zoo, as my husband would say, of 2.
My name is Tara Misra, and I am the school psychologist at King Elementary. I lived most of my life in Louisiana, and my parents are immigrants to the US.
I attended the University of California in Santa Cruz for my Bachelor’s Degree in 1998. I attained a Master of Science in Education from Baylor University in 2000. I met my husband in 1996 and became a mother in 2006. I was a teacher for 15 years and then returned to graduate school. I received a Specialist in School Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2018 and am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
I have worked for DMPS since 2019 and enjoy my work advocating for students and families.
I graduated from Iowa State in 2011. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in ELL. I am currently working toward my Master’s Degree in Culturally Responsive Leadership and Instruction, as well as getting endorsements in Special Education.
I have spent my entire teaching career here at King; teaching 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th!
My husband and I live in the Des Moines area with our 2 beautiful daughters, Mia and Shaila, and our super sweet dog, Rampage! My family and I love to go on walks, bike rides, play outside, and watch movies!
Hello, my name is Ms. Shabazz. I am a paraeducator working on my Special Education teaching certification at Grand View University. This will be my fourth year at King, and I have been looking forward to seeing the students this year. Let’s make it a great year on purpose.
Bachelors Degree Evangel University
Elementary Education/Learning Disabilities
Urbandale Middle School 1999-2002
Hoyt Middle School 2003-2006
Monroe Elementary 2006-2009
Edmonds Elementary 2009-2012
King Elementary 2012-Present
I live in Urbandale and have 4 sons, 2 dogs and my beautiful wife. I coach football, wrestling and track. In my free time I love to travel and spending time with my family and friends.