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Edwardsville Elementary strives to make sure your child is building to be their best and we want you to know more about the staff that partner with your children. Last month, we introduced you to the Special's Team. This month, we are highlighting our 5th Grade Team, who are located in the YELLOW pod. The 5th grade team will also be hosting our February community meeting, which will focus on diversity.
Left to right: Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Jensen, Mrs. Harrell
Mrs. Harrell is fairly new to the Kansas area. She was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mrs. Harrell’s family moved from Louisiana to Florida when she was six years old. She was initially a Rattler (attended Florida Agriculture University, which is in Tallahassee, Florida), but graduated from Kansas State University (GO WILDCATS) with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2012, Mrs. Harrell received a masters degree in teacher leadership from the University of Phoenix. She has been happily married to her husband Nick for 8 years. She and her husband have three children together, Noah- 6, Jordyn- 4, and Mason-2. They also have a new puppy named Josie. Mrs. Harrell enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, going to the movies, and cooking.
Mrs. Howell is in her ninth year teaching at Edwardsville Elementary. Teaching is her second, and most rewarding, career. Prior to teaching full time, she worked in the corporate world for about 20 years. Mrs. Howell’s first degree is in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Avila University. After she made the decision to enter the field of education, she earned her teaching certificate from the University of St. Mary while substitute teaching. Mrs. Howell recently completed a program for teaching English as a Second Language at Mid-America Nazarene University. She and her husband, Dennis, live in a home filled with very special pets, and have recently adopted a puppy and a kitten to add to their established mix! They now enjoy their 2 dogs and 2 cats, a bearded dragon lizard, and a tank full of salt water fish. Dennis and Mrs. Howell also enjoy traveling to exotic beaches to explore and snorkel, but have not had a lot of time (or extra money in the vacation fund) to travel after building their new home. Hopefully, they will soon experience some relaxing fun in the sun!
Mrs. Jensen (formally Miss Lavely) is NOT a Kansas native (one of the few at this school!) She graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a BS in Pre-med/Pediatrics. Shortly after, it couldn’t be ignored that there was a passion for teaching and education. Mrs. Jensen received her Masters of Education from Avila University and more recently obtained an Education Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision. This is her seventh year at EDW, with 4 previous years in 4th grade and 2 years in 5th grade. She loves anything that is the color blue, has been raised as a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and can make almost any kid love math! Mrs. Jensen was recently married to her husband Chris in Chicago, Illinois and they are the proud parents of two boxers, Stella and Lacey.
Edwardsville Elementary School
1700 S 104th St, Edwardsville, KS 66111
Phone (913) 422-4036
Fax (913) 422-7165
Principal - Tammara DeLaRosa
Assistant Principal- Stefani Dreiling
Counselor- Kristin Moulin
EDW SCHOOL PLEDGE
Today I promise to be in control of my attitude. I can be a caring friend. Be honest in what I say and do. Show respect to others and myself. Care for our building. And give my best effort in all I do. I will soar to my personal best. Because I am an EAGLE.
Edwardsville Elementary Vision
Edwardsville students, staff, and community; Building to be our BEST!