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.
Hello South Union! My name is Lauren Daniels. I live in Ankeny with my husband, daughter, and son. During the summer break, I like spending time with my family enjoying lake activities. I have degrees from Pittsburg State University (BSW) and Kansas University (MSW). As a DMPS School Social Worker (2005-present), I am a member of the Team that evaluates student behavior to determine if a student is entitled to Special Education behavior service and supports. I support student/families.school staff in promoting the behavioral success of students entitled to be service and supports. I share information about school district and community resources available to meet a variety of student/family needs. I look forward to the experiences and opportunities for new learning presented throughout this unique school year.
My name is Mrs. Bueno. I grew up as a country kid just outside of Bondurant. I graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. My first teaching job was back in 1999 in California’s central valley. It was there that I fell in love with the ocean and my soon to be husband, but I missed my family back in Iowa and the changing of the seasons that you just can’t find in California. After 9 years, I moved back to Iowa and began teaching for Des Moines Public Schools. I finished my masters degree in special education at Morningside College and taught special education in elementary and middle school before switching to the role of behavior strategist in 2017. I came to South Union in 2019 and it has quickly become my favorite school. I am the mother of 5 boys who bless my life everyday. I’m a homebody who loves to be in the nature with my family. I love to camp and hike and garden and generally just get my hands in the dirt and watch things grow.
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!
This is my 11th year at South Union Elementary School teaching Reading Recovery. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education including endorsements in Reading and Math. I live in Des Moines with my husband and 2 daughters. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family boating, going to sporting events, watching movies and shopping, especially shopping! I look forward to another year working with your children.
Hi, I’m Stephanie Scheer. I am an Iowa native and graduated from Iowa State University. I have been teaching for Des Moines Public Schools for over 10 years, beginning my career in kindergarten and second grade. The past several years I have had the privilege of being an Instructional Coach at South Union. I support our school in many ways including professional learning, data analysis, and traffic control (be sure to wave!) I have a mini-me daughter named Lucy. We love playing with anything girly, watching movies, hanging out with family and friends, and reading LOTS of books.