4th Grade


Beth Betts


Mike Fritz

Bio: I am teaching 4th grade after teaching 5th grade for many years  here at Jackson.  I previously taught 4th grade at Jackson and Polk Elementary before returning last year to 4th grade.  4th grade is a great year of learning about Iowa and the states.  It is a cool grade with a great teaching team.

I have 2 grown children: Brady who is the Director of Athletic Compliance for K-State University and Courtney who is a senior asset analyst for Principal Group in Des Moines.  School has always been real important to my family and me.  My parents and brother were all teachers.  So you can imagine the table conversations!

I love to travel, ride my bicycle, read novels, watch Hawkeye sports, love movies, and really enjoy going out to dinner for Mexican food or a great steak.  My wife, Denise, and I live in Coralville.


Karyn Karr


Below you will find the resources for your 4th grade students!