Kindergarten

Carmen DeRaad

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8439 | E: carmen.deraad@dmschools.org

Biography

I have my education degree and math endorsement from Iowa State University.  I have also worked to earn my Masters in Education degree from Viterbo University.  I will be starting my 12th year at Willard.  In my time here, I have taught 1st grade one year, 2nd grade for 6 years and will be starting my 5th year teaching Kindergarten.  I love this place!  I truly enjoy the families and students here and the staff is so passionate about doing what is best for children.  We all work as a team to make Willard an amazing school.  Aside from teaching I am passionate about spending time with my husband, son and daughter.  We enjoy baseball, horses and rodeoing, and being busy.

Links

Classroom parents only:    SeeSaw

Brittney Lande

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8439 | E: brittney.lande@dmschools.org

Biography

I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a Literacy Endorsement from the University of Northern Iowa.  This will be my 4th year teaching at Willard and in that time I have taught 4/5 Reading and Math, K/1 Reading and Math, and Kindergarten!  Willard is an amazing place for students to grow and I am very fortunate to be a part of the amazing staff.  Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my husband and son.  We enjoy spending time with our families, watching the Royals, and going on walks as a family.

Emily Peterson

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8439 | E: emily.peterson@dmschools.org

Biography

I earned my Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education degree from Iowa State University. For the past two years I have taught the general education and special education preschool students in Webster City, IA. This is my first year teaching at Willard Elementary and I am very excited to begin my journey with Des Moines Public Schools! When I am not at school I like to exercise, take my dog to the park, read, and knit.