Hello, my name is Andrea Aylsworth. I went to Iowa State University for my undergrad and Morningside for my masters. I have been teaching since 2001.
A quote I like is: “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones-the ones at home.” – Mother Teresa
Hello, my name is Monique Funk. I went to Iowa State University for my undergraduate work and Drake University for my Masters work. I have been teaching since 2017, this is my third year. Prior to that I subbed for six years for the Des Moines Public Schools.
A quote I like… “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve the beauty.” – Maya Angelou
I earned my bachelor’s degree in education from Iowa State University and my master’s degree in education from Morningside College. I have been teaching at McCombs Middle School since 2004. I grew up on the south side of Des Moines, graduated from Lincoln High School, and still live in the south side community! When I’m not teaching, I love to spend time with my family. I look forward to working with you and your child.
Hello, my name is Raechel Kinney. I went to Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education. This will be my second year teaching.
My favorite quote is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Simpson College. I went on to earn my Master’s degree in Education from Drake University. I have been teaching at McCombs since 2011 . I have taught both 7th and 8th grade Reading and Language Arts. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family.
Hello, my name is Jennifer Overturf and I teach 7th grade Language Arts. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading. I have been teaching since 2007, both at the middle and elementary school levels.
“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert