Hello All! This is my 7th year as a special education teacher at South Union! I grew up in Toledo, Iowa and attended Simpson College. When I am not at school I’m either teaching dance classes or watching Netflix on my couch. I love watching our children grow and can’t wait to continue my journey at SU!
HELLO South Union students and families! I am excited for the opportunity to teach on the South Side of Des Moines! I have worked in DMPS for 19 years. 11 of those years have been at South Union. I am a special education teacher and work with all grade level students. Every day is a blessing to work and learn with you! Thank you for your support!
Mr. Ben Black
I’ve been working with children of all ages in many different settings for the last 20 years. For the last 3 years I’ve enjoyed working in the self contained room here at South Union, I love my job and the people I work with! I also love spending time with my 3 beautiful children and adorable grandson.
Hello and welcome to South Union! I’m Shelby Kelley, and this is my seventh year teaching special education and my second year at South Union Elementary. In Fall 2013, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with endorsements in K-8 Reading and K-8 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate at Simpson College. When I’m not teaching I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, and cheering on the Simpson Storm’s football team. I also love spending time with my husband, my puppy Lucy, and our family and friends! I look forward to another amazing year at South Union Elementary!
Hi South Union! My name is Melissa Krumm and I am excited to step into the role of Special Education Consultant for your building this year. I started as a special education teacher with DMPS back in 2010 and have served as a Consultant since 2018. I hold degrees from Iowa State, Morningside College, and Drake. When I am not at work, I love singing, running, yoga, and movie nights with my husband and our two kids!
Hello South Union families! This is my second year teaching special education at South Union. I am originally from Atkins, Iowa. I graduated from Central College in 2019 with a major in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading and special education. When I am not at school, you can find me at the dance studio, curled up with a good book, spending time with family and friends, or watching Netflix. I also enjoy traveling and exploring the Des Moines area! I am looking forward to another great year at South Union Elementary!