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.

Emily Bogart

2nd

P: 515-242-8409 | E: emily.bogart@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi! I recently graduated from the University of Iowa in December. I am very familiar with South Union and the wonderful students that go here because I completed my student teaching here in 2nd grade, and then I was a long-term substitute for a first grade classroom. In my free time I enjoy running, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and going to the movies. I look forward to getting to know more of the families here at South Union and to watch our students grow into great learners!

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.