Welcome to Jackson Elementary! My name is Tricia Kurtt and I am thrilled to serve as the Associate Principal. In my twenty years as an educator I have enjoyed learning and growing in several different roles which have included kindergarten teacher, 1st grade teacher, 5th grade teacher, Gifted and Talented teacher, and Instructional Coach. I am passionate about partnering with parents and the community to ensure that every child learns and grows academically, socially, and emotionally every single day!
My name is Tracey Stephens. I have been a DMPS employee since the 2003/2004 school year. I started out as a special education associate. With a few classes I moved up to paraeducator and stayed in this position until April of 2017. I was named the Jackson Office Manager. I enjoy learning and working with my Jackson work family. I strive to make Jackson Elementary the very best it can be.
Welcome to Jackson! I have have worked as an educator for DMPS for over 20 years. I love Des Moines Public Schools. It truly is a great place to learn and grow. I am a product of DMPS. As a kindergarten and 1st grade student I went to Monroe and then my parents bought their first house so I a finished my elementary years at Moore School. I went to Meredith Junior High and graduated from Hoover High School. After college I moved to Arizona for 10 years and taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade in Yuma. In 1998, I moved back to Des Moines and begin working for DMPS in the fall of 1989. The first five years I was a 1st grade teacher, 2nd grade teacher and an Instructional Coach at McKee Elementary. The past 15 years I have worked as a Dean of Students and Principal for Brubaker, Wright, Monroe, and Jackson.