Mrs. Mireles has eighteen years of experience in education for DMPS, teaching kindergarten and first grade, and the last twelve as a school counselor. During that time she also trained instructional staff members on cultural sensitivity and at the college level, Effects of Poverty. Mrs. Mireles graduated from Upper Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Drake University and a degree in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University. Having worked in another field prior to teaching, she transfers her real world experiences to make learning relevant and enriching. Mrs. Mireles is thrilled to be working with Hanawalt students, staff and parents to share her passion for lifelong learning.