Hi! My name is Ms.McGinnis and I am one of the 3rd grade teachers here at Willard Elementary. I received my elementary education degree from Iowa State University, Go Cyclones! This will be my fourth year teaching, third year at Willard and second year teaching 3rd grade. When not teaching I enjoy spending time with family, friends, reading, and exercising. I look forward to another wonderful year of working with all of the students, staff, and families here at Willard!
Hi, I’m Hilary Van Erem! This will be my sixth year at Willard. I taught kindergarten my first three years and now teach third grade I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I received my BA in Marketing then attended Iowa State a few years later to pursue my true passion, teaching, and received my BS in Elementary Education. I was born and raised in Humboldt and now reside in Ankeny with my husband, Nick, and our two kids, Pearl (4) and Eddie (1). They keep us busy 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!
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. In addition I received my master’s degree from Viterbo University in Educational Leadership in May of 2017. This fall will be the start of my 7th year at Willard Elementary. I have one daughter named Ella, who just turned 2 last march. We like to play at the pool, go for walks, and listen to music.