Greetings! I am fortunate enough and proud to be the principal of Karen Acres Elementary, home of 390 very special learners in grades K – 5! This is my 8th year as Principal of Karen Acres, 20th year in Urbandale, and 24th year in education. I received my education at UNI (B.A.) and Drake (M.A. and Specialist). My time prior to being an administrator includes teaching middle school math and science and serving as a middle school counselor.
At Karen Acres, we strive to be a school that builds relationships with students, families and the community to develop happy, healthy, lifelong learners. It is our mission to provide a safe and supportive learning environment to ensure that ALL of our students achieve at high levels.
Thank you for your partnering with us. Here’s to a fantastic school year!
Lara Justmann, Principal