My name is Kristi Bahr and I am a halftime instructional coach and halftime interventionist. I love working with the students, families and teachers at Madison. We are all a great team working together to support our students. I earned my BA from Central College and my Masters from Viterbo University. I have taught special education, 5th grade and an instructional coach in Des Moines Public Schools and Sioux City Community Schools.
My husband and I live in Van Meter with our two elementary age children.
I am a Des Moines native attending Woodlawn Elementary, Meredith Middle School and Hoover High School. I earned my Bachelors Degree from Grandview University and my Masters in Education from Viterbo University.
I have been teaching in Des Moines Public Schools since 2002 teaching everything from preschool through 4th grade and I have loved teaching every grade. I am currently the Behavior Interventionist at Madison Elementary. I work with students and teachers to support and coach behavior.
I am married and have 4 wonderful children. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my kids, reading, running, and biking.
I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Elementary Education and a math endorsement. I also graduated from Viterbo University with my Master’s degree in Education and my Reading Endorsement .
I have taught at Madison Elementary for the past 18 years as a K-5 Title Math and Reading teacher. I love helping the students learn both in the classroom and outside the classroom.
Welcome to an exciting new school year! I am looking forward to my fourth year at Madison Elementary and working with your child to accomplish many great things! Our year will be filled with lots of learning and fun experiences! I love teaching, working with, and inspiring students to become life-long learners.
I am a Des Moines native and a proud graduate from Roosevelt High School. I received a chemistry degree from UNI and my teaching degree from William Penn University. I love all subjects, but math and science are my favorite! I enjoy being outdoors and hanging out with family & friends.
Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!