2nd Grade

Kristin Groepper

2nd Grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: kristin.groepper@dmschools.org

Class Description

2nd Grade

Biography

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!

Amber Larson

2nd Grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: amber.larson@dmschools.org

Class Description

2nd Grade

Biography

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. 

 

Vanessa Minick

2nd Grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: vanessa.minick@dmschools.org

Biography

2nd grade

Links

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!