Kindergarten

Emily Bogart

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8409 | E: emily.bogart@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi! My name is Emily Bogart and I teach Kindergarten here at South Union Elementary. This will be my first year teaching, and I am absolutely thrilled! I recently graduated from the University of Iowa in December. I am very familiar with South Union and the wonderful students that go here because I completed my student teaching here in 2nd grade, and then I was a long-term substitute for a first grade classroom. In my free time I enjoy running, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and going to the movies. I look forward to getting to know more of the families here at South Union and to watch our students grow into great learners! 

Kathryn Karr

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8409 |

Biography

Hello, my name is Mrs. Karr and I teach Kindergarten here at South Union. This is my second year at South Union. My family and I moved to Des Moines last summer from Texas. We have completely fallen in love with Des Moines. I attended Northern Arizona University and received my Bachelor’s Degree from there in 2006. I also have a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado in Boulder. I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade and Third Grade. I enjoy being a part of South Union and I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year! In my free time, I like reading, going to baseball games, fishing, spending time with family and chasing around my two year old son!

Seuay Lo

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8409 | E: seuay.lo@dmschools.org

Biography

I was born in Vientiane, Laos. I came to Untied States when I was 14 years old. I lived in Marshalltown and moved to Des Moines when I graduated from Buena Vista College.

I have been with the Des Moines public schools district for 20 years. Out of the 20 years, six of them I have been a Special Ed. associate.  I have been a kindergarten teacher for the last 14 years and enjoy watching the academic growth of the kindergarteners. If I am not teaching or spending time with my family, you can find me listening to my many different types of music (Thai, India, Lao, Chinese, Vietnamese, French), reading a book or doing Sudoku.

Serra Wittenwyler

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8409 | E: serra.wittenwyler@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Serra Wittenwyler and this is my 11th year teaching at South Union Elementary.  I taught first grade for the past nine years and this is my second year teaching Kindergarten!  I was born and raised in Des Moines and graduated from Dowling High School in 2001.  I received my Early Childhood and Elementary Education Degree with a Special Education Endorsement from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005.  I am happily married to my husband Jim and we have two sons- Nolan (5) and Brody (2).  In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends, crafting, and attending Iowa football games!  I love teaching and seeing the world through a child's eyes.  Let the fun begin!