My name is Ross Karsten. This is my first year teaching fifth grade at Iowa Valley and I am really looking forward to it.  I grew up about five miles northeast of Marengo on a small farm.  I went to Benton Community High School and graduated in 2012.  I then attended the University of Northern Iowa where I studied Elementary and Middle Level Education.  I completed my program in December of 2015. 

I love to be outdoors, doing things such as camping, kayaking, playing sports, and spending time with my friends and family.  I am really excited to begin my teaching career working with fifth graders at Iowa Valley.