1st Grade

Mary McKay

1st Grade

E: mary.mckay@dmschools.org


Hi, I'm Mary McKay a 1st grade teacher.  I love 1st grade because the students are so eager and excited about learning.  The students in my class are involved in many activities throughout the day that keep them engaged and active in their educational growth.

I attended U. N. I. for 2 years

B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Univ. in Chicago

B.S. in Elementary Education from Iowa State

Endorsement in Social Studies

Masters of Science from Drake University

5 years experience teaching preschool

19 years experience teaching 1st grade

My hometown is Storm Lake, Iowa

Graduated from St. Mary's High School


Janelle Schultz

1st Grade

E: janelle.schultz@dmschools.org


My name is Janelle Schultz.  I am married and I have 2 children.
I also have a crazy dog named Bella.  I love teaching first grade because
the students grow so much from the beginning of the year to the end of the year
College(s) attended: University of Northern Iowa, Viterbo University

Highest Degree Earned: Masters of Arts degree

Endorsement(s): Early Childhood, K- 8 Reading

Years of Experience: 27

Years at Hillis: 25

Original Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

High School Attended: Hoover High School