Hello and welcome to 5th grade! My name is Mrs. Rathe and I am excited to begin my second year in 5th grade at Willard. Willard is such a special school and 5th grade has a sweet spot in my heart. I graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2020 where I received my BA in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and English as a Second Language. I grew up in Ames, so I like to tell people that it is possible to cheer for both the Cyclones and the Hawkeyes! When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, cooking, reading, and spending time with my husband. 5th grade is going to be awesome this year!
Hi! My name is Skylar Yates. I am excited to welcome you to 5th grade! I can’t wait to begin my first year of teaching at Willard! I grew up on the east side of Des Moines and completed my K-12 schooling in the DMPS district. I graduated from Iowa State University, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in English as a Second Language and Reading. Outside of school, I love spending time with my dog, exercising, reading, and enjoying time with family and friends. I look forward to a great year in room 308!