Meet Mrs. Blackburn


This will be my fourth year teaching and my third year at St. Augustin. I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade mathematics. I grew up in Des Moines, and I attended St. Augustin from preschool all the way through 8th grade. I am very excited to be back at my home school! After attending St. Augustin, I graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in 2014, and then continued on to Northwest Missouri State University, graduating in 2018 with a degree in Middle School Mathematics. I spent my first year teaching at Westside Middle School in Omaha, Nebraska where I taught 7th grade math and pre-algebra. 
What I enjoy most about teaching: My favorite thing about teaching is working with middle school students. I love helping them discover their talents, and guide them in overcoming obstacles. Middle school is such a fun age, where everyday is different, exciting, and keeps me on my toes.
About my family: My whole family lives in Des Moines, I have enjoyed spending time with them since moving back home. I have six younger siblings, one of which still attends St. Augustin! I have two dogs, a golden doodle, Hudson and a silky terrier, Miley, who is a very tiny puppy.

What I enjoy doing outside of school:  I love to read, watch TV, and spend time with my family and friends. During the summer I spend my time outside, either boating, camping, or going to the pool.