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. My first 3 years in education started in Norwalk Iowa. I have been working for the DMPS starting the school year 2003-2004 as a Special Ed behavior paraeducator, switching to Office Manager in April 2017. I find great joy and satisfaction working for the families and staff of Jackson Elementary. I am also currently volunteer as the lead coach for the Girls On The Run (GOTR) team as well as the boys STRIDE run team here at Jackson. Watching the growth of our youth has been one of the greatest gifts I have received from my job. I look forward to holding the Office Manager chair until retirement, only then to volunteer to support our youth. GO JACKSON STARS!
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.