Dara Greenland
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I am a Title 1 reading teacher, 2nd-8th Grade TAG teacher, and I also help to coordinate and teach summer programs here at the Elementary.  I have been teaching for 14 years now, with 12 of those years being at Mount Ayr Elementary.  I graduated from Grand View College in Des Moines with a BA in mass communication, journalism, and broadcasting.  However, after a year of working in the field I decided that my calling was teaching instead, and went back to school at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa to complete my teaching degree.  After teaching for 5 years, I also completed my Master's Degree in early childhood education with the University of North Dakota.  Most recently, I completed coursework to earn a TAG endorsement. I have taught preschool, junior kindergarten, kindergarten, Title 1 reading and math, first grade, third grade, and TAG.
My husband Kim and I live in Mount Ayr with our three children, two cats, a dog and a horse.  I have a step daughter Abby, who is married and lives in Indianola.  Together Kim and I have an 12 year old daughter, Kelbey, a 6 year old son, Hudsen, and a 1 year old daughter, Kembra.  In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and traveling.
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Dara Greenland
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