Hi, I’m Tammy Hurley
I’ve been teaching at t Jackson since 2000. I’ve taught first, second and third grades.
Teaching is my passion, children excelling is my mission.
In my spare time, I love to read, shop, garden and spend time with my wonderful son.
My name is Craig Johnston and I am delighted to be entering my first year of teaching at Jackson Elementary, having had a fantastic experience here during my Student Teaching placement. I spent the majority of my life in Scotland, and have since settled down here after pursuing college soccer and education in the states. I have played soccer (forever known to me as football) since I was four and ultimately that is what brought me here today! I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education, endorsed in Reading from Grand View University. I am excited to have the opportunity to lengthen my stay in the U.S., here in the Des Moines area which has become home for me over the past few years. Aside from teaching, coaching has been a passion of mine for the past five years and has played a major role in helping me find my path into teaching. I coach for Altoona Soccer Club year long and complete coaching education courses along the way. In my time off I love to travel and of course, plan to visit my friends and family home in Scotland as often as I can!