Welcome to First Grade!

Phone: (319) 688-1120


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Renee Person

Hello! My name is Renee Person and I am so excited to be part of the First Grade Team here at Kirkwood Elementary.

When I graduated from Algona High School in 2003, I went to college at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. I majored in Elementary Education and specialized in Reading and Special Education and graduated in 2007. I earned my Masters in Literacy & Instruction in 2015 from Graceland University.

This is my tenth year teaching, and my ninth year at Kirkwood. I was a Special Education teacher for five years and this is my fifth year teaching first grade. Outside of teaching, I love spending time with my three children - Oliver (6), Grace (4) and Norah (4). They are so much fun and very busy all the time! I also love reading and taking photos when I get a chance.

I love learning and fostering this love of learning in all of our Kirkwood Scholars!