4th Grade

Katie Dall-Winther

4th Grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: katherine.dallwinther@dmschools.org

Class Description

5th Grade

Biography

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.

Laura Nicodemus

4th grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: laura.nicodemus@dmschools.org

Class Description

4th grade

Biography

I started my teaching career in Richmond, Virginia in 1997 where I taught first grade. In 1999, my family moved to Des Moines. I have been teaching for DMPS ever since. I taught first, second, and third grade at Mitchell Elementary School on the south side of town. I transferred to Perkins in 2006 after Mitchell School was closed.  I taught third grade at Perkins for 9 years.  I am now a reading/math interventionist.  I love supporting PERKINS STUDENTS!!  I am Iowa State Alumni, and received my Masters degree from Morningside College. I absolutely love teaching at Perkins, walking my dog, baking, and golfing with my family.

Jennifer Trout

4th Grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: jenniferlyn.trout@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to fifth grade. My name is Jennifer Trout and I think fifth graders are fabulous! I am a proud Panther from the University of Northern Iowa. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. In this classroom students are allowed time to explore their own theories about learning. “We choose how we learn.”  We encourage students to talk about strategies they find personally effective. Education should be useful so, I strive to have students actively engaged in real-world applications of the things they are learning.