About Me

Phone: (319) 688-1125


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Adina Pursley

Welcome to Mrs. Pursley’s classroom! I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year! I am anxious to start the school year. My goals are to help your child feel successful and confident in their learning, to help them grow academically and socially. I have high expectations for my students in reaching their 4th grade goals.  

I have been teaching at Kirkwood Elementary since 2001, 19 years ago. I am starting my 24th year of teaching and I love teaching 4th grade!

My husband and I live on the eastside of Iowa City. Paul and I have three children. My oldest daughter, Alisa, goes to college at the University of Iowa.  My middle daughter, Josie, will be in 11th grade.   My youngest daughter, Melia, will be in 8th grade.  I also have a golden doodle, Sailor, and he is 6.

Some of my favorite activities include: riding bikes with my family, playing games, running, camping, spending time with my family and friends, and reading.  

I am looking forward to beginning fourth grade with you and your child! I know we will have lots of FUN learning together! Feel free to contact me any time!