About Me

Phone: (319) 688-1170


Degrees and Certifications:

Kara Diemer

About Me: My name is Kara Diemer, and I am a first-year ELL teacher here at Twain.
I graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Spanish, Secondary Education,
and a certification in K-12 ELL. When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my
family, travel the world, and watch the Hawkeyes.

About ELL: In ELL, we focus on the four modalities of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our curriculum is based off of National Geographic Learning. To the right side of this page, there is a link to the online portal: My NG Connect.

Newcomers receive a minimum of 50 minutes of ELL instruction per day, while kindergarteners and "progressing" ELL students receive 30 minutes.