Welcome to First Grade!
I am Rachel Ferguson and I am excited to be beginning my 1st year of teaching at Karen Acres! I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I received my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and English/Language Arts. This year is my first year full-time teaching in my own classroom! Last year, I spent the year as a long-term substitute teacher at Olmsted Elementary.
I grew up in Urbandale and I am so excited to be back in Urbandale as a teacher! I’m a fan of J-Hawk athletics, especially baseball. My fiancé is one of the baseball coaches at the high school (we got engaged this summer after the J-Hawks won the State Championship!). In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, Libby, and being with family and friends!
I look forward to working with you as we help your child grow in learning. I love watching students discover new things and learn to grow to be kind workers in our classroom. Feel free to use the websites on this page, as they are here to help your children practice their learning at home! If you need anything, please contact me by email or by calling the classroom!