4th Grade

Kerry Esch

4th Grade Teacher

E: kerry.esch@dmschools.org

Biography

Kerry Esch has been at Hanawalt since 1995. She first started as a teacher associate then taught 2nd, 4th and 5th grade. She has taught 3rd grade for several years and is moving to 4th grade this year. She grew up in Des Moines and went St. Augustin’s, Hubbell and Merrill Junior High and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Her six siblings all graduated from Dowling Catholic High School. She attained her teaching degree from Iowa State and received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Viterbo University, Lacrosse WI. She is married and has a daughter, Alaina who attends Hanawalt and a stepdaughter, Alex who lives in Indianola. She lives with her family and their dogs,  Maizy and Murphy. She loves to laugh, read, and be around people

Samantha Peterson

4th Grade Teacher

E: samantha.peterson@dmschools.org

Biography

This is Samantha's second year as a Hanawalt Hawk! She is a recent graduate of Grand View University where she received her bachelors in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Reading. In her free time Samantha enjoys, reading, writing and doing crafts. Teaching is an absolute passion of Samantha's and she is very excited for this year in 4th grade!

Links

Website: hanwaltpeterson.weebly.com
Twitter: @MissSPeterson

Jill Tyler

4th Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8411 | E: jill.tyler@dmschools.org

Biography

Jill Tyler has taught 3rd grade at Hanawalt for several years and is excited to move to 4th grade for the 16-17 school year.  She loves teaching all subjects especially science, social studies and health.  She went to the University of Iowa for her undergraduate degree in teaching. She has a reading and social studies endorsement and a master's degree in education. She has taught reading, kindergarten, 4th grade, 6th grade, and language arts. She loves to be with family, ride her bicycle, and to be outdoors.

Links

Tyler Class Website