I am happy to teach kindergarten at Garton!! I am entering my 32nd year of teaching. This will be my 21st year teaching in the DMPS, all of which have been at Garton!! I am originally from Grinnell, IA. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Elementary Education, an endorsement in Reading and an emphasis in reading and language arts.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband and I have two adult children. My hobbies include reading, cooking and crafting. My husband and I enjoy supporting the Kansas City Chiefs and traveling to tropical locations.
I am looking forward to another terrific year of learning with the kindergarteners!!!
Hello!!! My name is Emily Cochran and I am going on my 13th year of teaching. This will be my 7th year teaching kindergarten at Garton Elementary and I love it. I love my team, our students their families and the staff I work with.
I was born in Kansas, moved to California in grade school. I went to San Francisco State University. I taught in Redwood City for 6 years, met my husband and we decided to move ack to his home state. I love Iowa and am so happy we made the move. The State Fair is my FAVORITE! When I am not at school you will find me spending time with my husband, my son, Benjamin (4 in September) and daughter, Mackenzie (1 in April). We also love spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.
I am looking forward to a great year or learning with you and your child.
Hello!! I have been teaching for around 14 years. I taught preschool for 2 years, 4th grade for 2 year and this is my 10th year in Kindergarten. I attended the University of Northern Iowa and earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading/Language Arts with a Reading Endorsement.
My name is Mrs. Sammons and I am 37 years old. I live in Altoona with my husband, two daughters and two cats. I was born and raised in Iowa; I am a true Iowa native.
I am excited to make this my best year yet!!!