2nd Grade

Carrie Bennett

2nd Grade

P: 515-242-8409 | E: carrie.bennett@dmschools.org

Biography

I have lived in the Des Moines area my whole life. I graduated from Grand View University in 1990.After college I began working for Des Moines Public Schools as a substitute teacher. After a couple of years I decided to stay home with our first son.  I worked at a daycare center and taught at a preschool. I returned  14 years ago. I have taught  Kindergarten, First Grade and now Second Grade. I have been at South Union since it opened.  Outside of school I enjoy movies, crafting, camping and shopping. I live in Clive with my husband Brad and our two sons.

Tracy Johnston

2nd Grade

P: 515-242-8409 | E: tracy.johnston@dmschools.org

Biography


I teach second grade at South Union Elementary and this is my 16th year teaching for the Des Moines Public School District. Previously taught grades are kindergarten, fourth grade, and fifth grade. My husband and I live on an acreage outside of Carlisle with one daughter attending UNI, one son attending Carlisle High School, and our youngest daughter attending Carlisle Middle School. Activities outside of my school day include watching sports, listening to music, taking long walks with my dog, and going on motorcycle rides with my husband, Troy.

Angela Miller

2nd Grade

P: 515-242-8409 | E: angela.miller@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Angela Miller.  I am starting my 14th year in the Des Moines Public School System.  I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education.  I am a proud Cyclone and Golden Gopher!  My childhood was spent living in many different places within the state of Minnesota.  I love to spend time hiking, playing my guitar, and being with my friends.

I am excited about the blended learning opportunities my 2nd graders will get this year.  In this classroom we LOVE technology!

You can follow our class on Twitter:  @MsMillerDMPS

Joan Tursi

2nd Grade

E: joan.tursi@dmschools.org

Biography

I grew up here in Des Moines; I am a product of the Des Moines Public School system. After graduating from Drake University and briefly beginning my teaching career, I took time away to stay home with three wonderful children. After the youngest began school I returned to my passion of teaching, and have been with the Des Moines Public Schools for the last 17 years.