Specials

Kristi Anderson

Physical Education

E: kristi.anderson@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Kristi Anderson and I am the Physical Education teacher here at South Union Elementary.  I attended Lucas Elementary(Capital View), Amos Hiatt Jr. High, East, and Drake University.  I am married and two grown children, a boy and a girl. I enjoy making stained glass windows and SCUBA diving in my spare time.  My hope is to educate our students to live healthier lives!

Kerri Biondi-Morlan

Speech

P: 515-242-8409 | E: kerri.biondi-morlan@dmschools.org

Biography

I attended the University of Northern Iowa for both my undergraduate and graduate education. I received a B.A. ('95) in Communicative Disorders and a M.A., in Speech Language Pathology ('97). I love my job as a Speech Language Pathologist for Des Moines Public Schools. I believe in the mission of our professional organization (American Speech and Hearing Association) "Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all."

My husband and I live in Des Moines with our three children. In my free time I enjoy reading, walking, volunteering and attending my children's activities. I am also a founding partner and board member of the non-profit organization, Healthy Birth Day.

Anne Peterson

Music

E: anne.peterson@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi!   I am Anne Peterson, the music teacher here at South Union!  This is my 3rd year at South Union, but I have spent several years on the south side of Des Moines teaching at River Woods Elementary and McCombs Middle School.  When I am not singing and playing the piano, I enjoy spending time with my family at our lake house at Sun Valley Lake near Creston, Iowa.  I have a 6 year old son, Joel,  who is in 1st grade at Brookview in the Waukee Schools.  My husband, Brent, teaches vocal music and coaches track at Waukee South Middle School.  I am excited about a great year of music making here at South Union!!

Amara Sama

Success Worker

P: 515-242-8409 | E: amara.sama@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello everyone,

My name is Amara Sama and I am one of the success worker here at South Union Elementary. This is my first year with the district and as the success worker at SU. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's in Child Adult and Family Services. A little about me; I am the oldest of 7 boys, I am a graduate of DMPS (Goodrell MS, and East HS),  On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, coaching my little brothers, staying active by playing basketball, working out, and reading new books. I look forward to meeting and working with all of the new students this school year. GO LIL RAILS!

Carlyn Schultz

Success Worker

P: 515-242-7236 | E: carlyn.schultz@dmschools.org

Biography

 

Sherrie Wilson

Art

P: 515-242-8409 | E: sherrie.wilson@dmschools.org

Biography

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.