Hello! I am excited to be back at Madison for another year! I have been working with students and families at Madison since 2015. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and with a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. After graduation I worked for three years with Green Hills Area Education Agency (AEA) in Council Bluffs. I worked at several elementary and high schools in the Council Bluffs area before relocating to Des Moines. I truly love working in the school setting and I enjoy watching my students improve their communication skills throughout the year!
My name is Melissa Krumm and I am excited to be supporting Madison’s special education students and staff. I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education from Morningside College, my consultation endorsement through Drake, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Education. This is my first year in the role of consultant, but the last 8 years I taught in the Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Cluster classroom at McKinley in Des Moines. Before that, I spent 3 years at the Wisconsin Early Autism Project designing in-home therapy programs for kids on the autism spectrum. My passion is helping students grow cognitively, socially, and emotionally so they can live their best life.
2018-19 will be my 22nd year with Des Moines Public Schools as a school Psychologist and my 38th year working in public schools. I earned my bachelor and masters degrees at Brigham Young University then worked as an elementary school counselor for seven years while completing my school psychology training . I’ve continued to take classes and/or attend conferences each year to improve my skills for meeting individual student needs.
Outside of work my favorite activities include spending time with my father in Ames and with other family members in central Iowa, doing genealogy and working with my new cat Lily.