Hello! My name is Ashley Kane and this is my 7th year teaching at Garton Elementary. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. A few years ago, I received my Master’s in Education from Drake University.
I live with my husband, Aaron, and our puppy, Charlie. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.
Hello!! My name is Monica Kasch and I am a proud 2nd grade teacher at Garton Elementary. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Iowa. I have been teacher at Garton for over ten years.
In my free time I enjoy running, reading, watching football and spending time with my husband, Travis and daughter, Chloe.
I believe all students can learn and as a teacher it is my job to motivate all learner and challenge them to reach their full potential!!!
My name is Cara Lutessvenn, and I am a 2nd grade teacher at Garton! This is my 4th year at Garton and my 6th year in Des Moines Public! I attended Drake University for my degree in education, and I am now attending Drake to earn my master’s degree. I am originally from Minnesota, but now I live in Des Moines.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband Austin and our dog Rosie! I enjoy reading, being outside, boardgames, cooking. and being with friends and family.
I believe all students have unique strengths, energy, experiences, and knowledge. Classroom and school community are extremely important to me. Go Garton Wildcats!
Hello!! My name is Mrs. Stone and I have been teaching 2nd grade at Garton since 2015. I love all the students and staff here. I graduated from UNI with a double major in elementary and early childhood education with a special education endorsement.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy playing with my daughter and reading mystery books. I am looking forward to a great year with my students!!!