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5th Grade

Tracy Arpy

5th Grade

This is my 20th year teaching at South Union Elementary.  I currently teach fifth grade but have experience with kindergarten, second, and fourth grade.  I live in Indianola with my husband, high school daughter, two dogs, and one cat.  I have two adult children, my daughter is a fifth grade teacher at Carver Elementary and my son attends Iowa School of Pharmacy in Iowa City.  I am very excited for another great year and hope to meet you soon!

Tiffany Sparks

5th Grade

My Name is Mrs. Sparks and this is my sixth year at South Union (15th year teaching)!  You might recognize me as being a 4th grade teacher in the building, but I’m moving up to Fifth grade this year and am really excited!  I graduated from Central College (Go Dutch!)with a background in early childhood, reading and special education.   I’m married to my college sweetheart and we have a wonderful daughter (12 years old) and son (8 years old) together.  They talked me into getting a puppy, named Hampton, a few years ago, and he has become a loving part of our family as well.

 

I was born and raised in Arizona, but have settled in Iowa because of the wonderful people I have surrounded myself with.  I have a passion for teaching and making a difference in the lives of children.  Once my student, always my student.  I love seeing where life takes my amazing students.  When I’m not at South Union, you could probably find me at home drinking iced coffee and spending time with my family.  I also enjoy watching movies, being outside in warm weather (especially on the lake or beach), gardening and cooking/baking.  I live a life fueled by positivity, laughter and kindness!  I can’t wait to find out what fuels your life!

Samantha Sweet

5th Grade