Hi, my name is Ellen Buhrow, and this is my 21st year teaching at Perkins Elementary. My first three years, I taught Title Reading. The last seventeen years, I have taught first grade. I am excited this year to teach third grade. I have two undergraduate degrees and my masters in education. I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog, and being outdoors. I am looking forward to a new adventure in third grade!
My name is Mrs. Katie Dall-Winther, and I have taught for the Des Moines Public Schools since August 2001. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a double major in Elementary and Middle School. My endorsements were in reading and Middle School. I also received my Master’s Degree from Viterbo University with an emphasis in Literacy and Vocabulary instruction in 2005. My first 11 years of teaching were at the middle school level serving sixth through eighth grades teaching struggling readers through advanced readers. I was very pleased to join the Perkins Academy staff at the 5th grade level in August of 2012.
I enjoy cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, gardening, and spending my time with my family.
Hello I am Mrs. Oglesbee. I enjoy the pleasure of teaching 3rd graders. I began my career at Perkins in 2005. My classroom is always abuzz with learning. I live with my husband ,a dog and 2 cats.. I enjoy reading, camping, music, table top games, and cooking.