1st Grade

Nadia Drake

1st Grade Teacher

E: nadia.drake@dmschools.org

Biography

Classroom Twitter- https://twitter.com/DrakesFirsts

Education

  • Drake University- pursuing Master's Degree in Culturally Responsive Leadership and Instruction
  • University of Northern Iowa- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education

Teaching Experience

  • 1st Grade- 1 Year
  • Kindergarten- 4 Years

Family/Hobbies

  • I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog Olly.  I also enjoy being active working out and playing sports, reading, and traveling.

Robert Klostermann

1st Grade Teacher

E: Robert.Klostermann@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Mount Mercy- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Reading

Teaching Experience

  • 1st Grade Teacher- 1 Year

Family/Hobbies

  • I have been married for 25 years and have two boys. I love to be outdoors fishing and hunting.

Emily Murphy

1st Grade Teacher

E: emily.murphy@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Drake University- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and Social Studies

Teaching Experience

  • 1st Grade- 3 Years
  • Preschool- 2 Years

Family/Hobbies

  • I am from Moline, Illinois.  In my free time, I like to walk my dog George and play with my son Harrison.

Candi Patras

1st Grade Teacher