This will be my fifth year teaching for DMPS! I am currently enrolled at Drake University, studying cultural proficiency and effective teaching strategies. I am excited to bring this knowledge into the classroom! While not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy reading, playing video games, and participating in all things outdoors!
My name is Janelle Conry and I have been teaching since 2000. I taught at Perkins Elementary for my first 13 years in special education and 2nd grade. I made the difficult decision to leave Perkins and teach 4th grade in my hometown for a year and spent the next three years as the Instructional Coach in Earlham. I missed the Perkins community and came back in 2017 and taught 1st grade. I am now teaching 2nd grade. I feel so fortunate to be back at Perkins! I attended Northwest Missouri State University and obtained my Masters in Education through Viterbo.
I live in Earlham with my husband Jeremy and our three children. During my free time I watch my children play sports. Between the three of them I watch softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, track, and football. I also spend a lot of time with my dog, Clyde.
I have been teaching with Des Moines Public Schools since the fall of 2003. I was a support teacher for a year. Then I taught 5th grade for 7 years before switching to 2nd grade in 2010. I attended Grand View University where I majored in Elementary Education with endorsements in Math and Reading. In my free time I love spending time with my family and participating in recreational sports such as slow-pitch softball and sand volleyball.