My name is Kristin Groepper and I have been teaching kindergarten in the DMPS district since 2005. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and I am currently working on a STEM endorsement through Drake. I live in Urbandale with my husband Dan and our four children. I enjoy being with friends and family and attending ISU athletic events. I am elated to join the Perkins staff and this close community!
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.
I’ve been an Elementary teacher in Des Moines for 18 years- 12 of those as a Title I math coach. I have 5 kids, and 2 dogs. I love teaching 2nd graders! Their excitement and energy makes my job fun every day!