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. You can follow along with our classroom and our journey by following us on Twitter @MrsDeMeyerSU. Go Rails!
Hello! My name is Emily Robinson and this is my second year teaching at South Union. I graduated from Iowa State in 2015 with a BA in Elementary Education with endorsements in both Math and Reading. I loved my first year getting to know the South Union community and watching my students grow over the year so I’m extra excited for year 2! When I’m not at school I love being outside and going new places. My perfect weekend is watching the Chicago Bears and Cyclones games with my family and friends.
Hi, my name is Tiffany Sparks and I am a fourth grade teacher at South Union Elementary School. I graduated in 2006 from Central College with a BA in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading, early childhood and special education. I am excited to begin my 10th year of teaching in the Des Moines Public School District.
I love teaching fourth grade and watching my students grow throughout the year. I believe in creating a classroom environment where students feel they are valued, supported, and part of a team that works together to achieve high levels of learning.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children. I also enjoy cooking, shopping, and movies!
Feel free to contact me with and questions or concerns.