I am originally from a small town in Western Iowa. I initially went into the military after high school, then received my BA in Elementary Education from Upper Iowa University. This is my 4th year at South Union Elementary and my 17th year with Des Moines Public Schools. I am married with two sons who keep us busy running to soccer and different activities. My hobbies include hunting, fishing (anything in the outdoors), reading, painting, and just hanging out with my family.
My name is Rachel Dunn and I am happy to be joining third grade at South Union. I am graduating from the University of Iowa this May with a B.A. in Elementary Education. I also have endorsements in Reading and Talented and Gifted. At South Union, I am looking forward to having my first classroom and working with a diverse student population. It seems like there is a special community at South Union and I am excited to join the team! I grew up in Clive for 10 years, so I am also looking forward to returning to the Des Moines area. When I;m not at school, I enjoy traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors.