Hello, my name is Erin Davis. I have been teaching for 8 years and this is 3rd year teaching in Des Moines. I grew up in northwest Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with endorsements in reading and math in 2015. I have taught 2nd and 4th grade in the past and am excited to be teaching 5th grade. In the classroom I think it is crucial that students and teachers are able to work together to build a community where everyone will succeed!
Hi, my name is Kellie Fillman. I have been teaching in Des Moines since 1984. I received my undergraduate teaching degree in 1982 from Central University in Pella, Iowa. In 1999, I earned my masters in education from Viterbo University. I have been teaching fifth grade since 1984.
It is my belief that all children can learn. It is my goal to create a productive learning environment in my classroom. Creating this optimum environment begins with good classroom management. In order for a child to learn, he or she must feel safe to take risks and try new things.
I strive for each child to develop a hunger for learning. I work to present the educational material through a variety of different techniques and learning styles. Classroom instruction includes music, drama, hands on, oral instruction, video, projects, and more.
I look forward to getting to know you and your student!