I grew up in Algona, Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Major in Physical Education and a Minor in Health Education. I enjoy golfing and playing basketball in my free time. This past summer I got married to my beautiful wife Lauren. We recently got a puppy who has definitely kept us on our toes during this crazy time. What excites me about working at South Union is being able to build new relationships with new students and coworkers. I’ve always wanted to teach Elementary PE and now I have this opportunity.
My name is Melanie Larsen, but the kiddos call me Ms. Melanie. I am from Buffalo, NY but have called Des Moines home now for more than 12 years. I live with my husband, three sons, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. I love libraries, books, kiddos and learning so being in our library with our amazing community is truly one of the best things about Iowa for me. Thank you for sharing your students with us. They are a gift and we are honored to unwrap their presence daily.
My name is Sherrie Wilson and I grew up in northeast Iowa. I graduated from UNI and Illinois State University studying Fine Arts.
I enjoy working with our creative students at South Union! When I am not at school, you can find me painting or gardening.