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.