Hi! My name is Kristin Lampkin! I have been teaching with Des Moines Public Schools since 2013. This is my third year teaching at Lovejoy. Before teaching Kindergarten, I taught preschool at Mitchell Preschool. I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2013 from Mount Mercy University. I also received my master’s degree in teaching from Morningside College in 2016.
When I’m not at Lovejoy I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, and two dogs. We enjoy being outside, reading books, listening to music, and watching Minnesota Vikings football. My personal motto is “lead with love and the rest will follow.” I love coming to school and I hope I can help students love it as well!
My name is Cari O’Connell and I teach 1st grade at Lovejoy. I graduated from The University of Northern Iowa. I have taught preschool; 2nd and first grade. When I’m not at school I love spending time with my husband, and two children. I am very excited for this school year; I love coming to school and seeing the smiles on the students faces. My favorite part of teaching is seeing the growth that each student makes every year.