From Willard Students to Teachers: Meet Htee Moo and Day Say

Htee and Day began their time with DMPS as classmates and ELL students at Willard. Over the years each recognized the value of education and the impact a teacher can have on the lives of their students, and began to consider it as a career, taking part in programs such as the district’s Dream to Teach initiative, before graduating from Iowa State University, where they even spent time as college roommates.

While principal Julie Kruse – who joined Willard while Htee and Day were students there – is excited to welcome two alums back as teachers, both Htee and Day expressed their gratitude for the support she and everyone at the school has shown them in helping to begin their careers as educators.

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