5th Grade

Tracy Johnston

5th Grade

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

Class Description

I have taught at South Union Elementary for 17 years and currently teach 2nd grade. Other experiences include teaching kindergarten, fourth grade, and fifth grade.  I live in the Des Moines area with my youngest daughter. My son attends Iowa State University and my oldest daughter attend UNI.

Biography

Jennifer Keuning

5th Grade

P: 515-242-8409 | E: jennifer.keuning@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! I am so excited for our upcoming school year in 5th Grade!  This is my 10th year of teaching and my 4th year at South Union.  I graduated from Old Dominion University, located in Nofolk, Virginia with degrees in Human Services Counseling and Psychology.  I also obtained a Master of Science in Teaching from Drake University, here in Des Moines. I have endorsements in Elementary Education K-6, Reading K-6 and Social Studies K-8.

Staja Schreck

5th Grade

P: 515-242-8409 | E: staja.schreck@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to 4th Grade!  I am excited to start my 20th year in teaching with the Des Moines Public Schools.  I celebrated 25 years of marriage with my husband Allan.  We have three children Megan, Austin and Mason.  I have taught Spanish in 6th – 8th grade at Harding and Brody.  I also have taught in  1st grade, 5th grade and now have been in 4th grade for four years.  I graduated with two majors for my Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College in Elementary Education and Spanish.  I have endorsements in Early Childhood, Reading and K-12 Spanish.  I also hold a Masters of Education degree.   I love to travel, go camping, sing, read, swim, and go for early morning walks.

Andrea Vlahoulis

5th Grade

P: 515-242-8409 | E: andrea.vlahoulis@dmschools.org

Biography

This is my 6th year as a teacher at South Union.  I came to Des Moines after 18 years in the  Sioux City Community Schools.  I graduated from Morningside College with a double major in Elementary Education/Special Education.  In 1998 I persued my Master's Degree in School Administration, then becoame a Reading Recovery Teacher.  I spent my last 4 years in Sioux City as a professional developer for schools in need of assistance with reading.  I love the South Union Community, and am excited to continue learning along with my students!