Hello! My name is Cynthia De Meyer. I grew up here on the South Side of Des Moines and attended Des Moines Public Schools. I graduated from Central College in 2001 and again from Grand View University in 2003. I have been teaching in the Des Moines Public Schools ever since! I am so excited to be a part of all the amazing changes happening here in DMPS and especially here at South Union Elementary. Go Rails!
Hi! My name is Becca Miller, and I am super excited to begin my ninth year teaching and my second year at South Union. Upon graduating from The University of South Dakota, I taught and coached in a rural school district for five years. Afterwards, I moved to Des Moines, took a short break from teaching, and was a nanny for a little boy. We were blessed to travel around the world, spend three years together, and learn and grow with one another. When he went to kindergarten, I returned to education and have been there ever since! As a teacher, I thoroughly enjoy watching my students conquer new challenges, both academically and personally, but I also love to travel, read, be in the water, and snuggle my cat, Salem.
My name is Katie Wilson and I am an Iowa girl, born and raised. I attended Des Moines Public Schools growing up and it has been my dream since I was in elementary school to one day be a teacher in this district. I graduated from Grand View University with a degree in elementary education and an endorsement in reading. Upon graduating, I taught fifth grade for two years. After that time I moved to Waterloo, Iowa for a year where I worked as a graduate assistant in the Literacy and Curriculum department at UNI. In this position, I worked as a practicum supervisor to junior level elementary education students. Upon moving back to Des Moines I taught middle school for one semester then worked as a substitute in the district. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, walking my dogs, and reading. I’m so excited to start teaching at South Union. One thing I am most looking forward to is getting to know all of my students and their families. Thank you for welcoming me to your school!