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!!!
Hello!! Hola!! Jambo!! My name is Cara Lutes, and I am an ELL teacher at Garton Elementary. This is my 4th year working for DMPS, and it is my 2nd year at Garton. I graduated from Drake University and received my degree in Elementary Education. I love working with students and helping them grow.
Outside of school I enjoy reading, hiking, yoga, board games and traveling. My family and friends are very important to me.
I am excited for this school year!!
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!!!