I will  be on maternity leave at the beginning of the school year. Miss Berry will be my substitute until I return in November. I hope you're having a great summer and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Hello!! My name is Ashlea Cronbaugh and this is my sixth year at Iowa Valley. I graduated from Mount Mercy College with a K-6 teaching degree and with endorsements in early childhood, reading, and special education. I reside in Marengo with my husband, Chad, two daughters, Rynlee (5) Raelyn (3) and dogs, Bella and Cecil.

I believe it is very important to establish a welcoming and supportive learning environment for all students. I also have an organized classroom with a routine for the children to follow. Preschool is time for children to explore through play and use their imaginations. Our ultimate goal is to have our preschoolers ready for kindergarten.