Hello, my name is Carrie Burk and I am currently a 5th grade teacher at Garton Elementary. This is my third year teaching fifth grade, although I have been at Garton as an interventionist and long-term substitute teacher for five years. In 2014, I graduated from Grand View University with my Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in Reading and English/Language Arts.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my son, Alex, watching movies and relaxing. I also enjoy being active by playing intramural volleyball with friends and running outside (when our Iowa temperatures allow). During football and basketball season, I love cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones.
I love being part of the Garton family and I cannot wait to see how much our students grow this year and in the years to come.
Hello, my name is Marissa Orr and I am currently a 5th Grade teacher at Garton Elementary. I have spent most of my teaching career in 5th grade at Garton. I attended Upper Iowa University and received a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in Reading and English. I am currently pursuing my masters degree at Drake University.
I enjoy being outdoors, reading books, and spending time with my family and friends. In my free time, you will find me relaxing on the couch with my husband Bryce, my step-son Drake, and our two cats Tilly and Autumn.
This is going to be a great year!