Get to Know Ms. Day
This year will be my 25th year teaching at Phillips. I started out teaching second grade, then I taught first grade for six years. I also was a third grade teacher before I began teaching fourth grade. My favorite things about fourth grade are the great books we read, the subjects we study in Core Knowledge, and best of all, the fourth grade students. Here are some things you might like to know about me.
Have you always lived in Des Moines?
I was born in Des Moines, but I moved when I was only 9 days old. I grew up in Omaha. I have also lived in Missouri, Texas, Hawaii, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Where did you go to college?
I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics. After working for a while in business, I decided to become a teacher. I graduated from Drake University with a Master of Science in Teaching.
Do you have kids of your own?
I have a daughter, named Lisa, and a son, named Michael. My son is an Iowa State student, but he has also studies in Spain and in Argentina. My daughter and her husband live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My son, Michael, went to Phillips when he was in elementary school.
Do you have any pets?
I love dogs. My little dog, Winnie is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Corgis are herding dogs, and Winnie is always trying to get us to go where she wants. I also have a dog named Chloe. She is a poodle/maltese mix. Both Dogs like to go walking with me.
Where do you live?
I live on the east side, so don't be surprised if you see me at the grocery store some day.
What are your hobbies?
I like to knit. I also like to take photos. For two years I took a photo every single day of the year. I posted them to my photo blog and wrote about them.
What do you like to read?
I like to read mysteries. I also like to read cookbooks and cooking magazines. I read a lot of blogs. Many of them are about education, others are about knitting, cooking and photography.
Please contact me at the following numbers, whenever you have questions or concerns.
Room Number: 205
Phone (515) 242-8431
Address: Phillips Traditional School
1701 Lay Street
Des Moines, Iowa, 50317