Meet Ms. Waller

I have been teaching for nine years -- two at Christ the King in Des Moines teaching middle school language arts and eight at St. Augustin. I grew up in Algona, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University where I received my degree in Elementary Education. 

What I enjoy most about teaching: What I enjoy most about teaching is spending time with my students. Watching them grow, learn and be enthusiastic about learning new things throughout the school year are also definite highlights.  What touches me the most about teaching young people is receiving the validation that I've made a positive difference in their lives and that they feel confident going forward.

Outside of school, I enjoy: I love to spend time with my four children: Claire, Jack, Isaac, and Noah. Much of our time is spent together at sporting events or watching my daughter perform.  We travel a lot and spend quite a bit of time during the summers at our family's home on Crosslake, MN.