Hello! I'm LeAnn Thongvanh. My two girls, Elise and Maggie, have been attending preschool here for the last few years and we have LOVED every minute of it. This year, in addition to being a preschool mom, I am honored to part of the teaching staff I will be teaching the 3 year old classes- with Maggie as one of my students! This will be a change for me as I had been teaching 7th grade science in West Des Moines for the past 12 years. I am excited for this new adventure and am blessed to be part of such a caring community.
Iowa is my second home. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Des Moines to attend Drake University. Shorty after graduating, I met my husband, Savan, and his 2 fantastic sons and we have made our home in the beautiful Waterbury neighborhood. We are looking forward to a big year- both my husband and I starting new jobs, our oldest son Christian beginning his first year at ISU, our youngest son on Varsity football at Lincoln, Elise starting Kindergarten, and Maggie going to school with mom!
Besides teaching, I enjoy running, reading, and spending time outdoors. I also run a business that helps busy families get healthy dinners on the table. We love having such a close group of friends and family around us to spend time with and we are looking forward to building new relationships here at Westminster.