Third Grade

Kelcie Stratton

Third Grade

P: 515-242-8439 | E: kelcie.stratton@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello!  My name is Kelcie Stratton, and I teach third grade.  I live in Dallas Center with my husband, two sons (3 years old and 1 year old), and foster daughter (13 years old).  We also have two crazy dogs and two fish. I love spending time with my family and friends, watching my husband coach wrestling and football, reading, and scrapbooking.  I absolutely love teaching at Willard because of the wonderful students and families as well as amazing staff members!  There is nowhere else I’d rather teach.  I know it will be a great year with great people!

Hilary Van Erem

Third Grade

P: 515-242-8439 | E: hilary.vanerem@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi, I’m Hilary Van Erem! This will be my fourth year at Willard. I have taught kindergarten the last three years so this is my first year in third grade. I am very excited for this new journey! I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I received my BA in Marketing: Sales & Advertising. After working in the business world for a few years I quickly realized it wasn’t for me. I went back to school at Iowa State to pursue my true passion, teaching, and received my BS in Elementary Education. I was born and raised in Humboldt, IA and now reside in Ankeny with my husband, Nick, and our daughter, Pearl. She’s a sassy, stubborn, smart, and silly little girl who keeps us laughing and on our toes! We like to read, go to the park, watch movies, spend time with family, and be outside. I love working at Willard for so many reasons, mainly the students and staff. We love what we do and the kids are amazing. I can’t wait to make this the best year yet!

Chelsey Wierson

Third Grade

P: 515-242-8439 | E: chelsey.wierson@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Third Grade! My name is Chelsey Wierson and I graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2013 with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary education.  Last Spring, I completed my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University.  I will be starting my 5th year at Willard Elementary.  My husband Hank and I welcomed our little girl last spring.  Ella Marie was born on March 29th and we are so in love!! Ella has two fur siblings named Cora and Cooper who keep us on our toes! Cora loves to chase bugs and play fetch.  Cooper enjoys going for car rides and keeping a constant eye on Ella.