Karla Lowe
Head of Elementary

To know Mrs. Lowe is to know a passionate apprentice of Christ with a heart for children. She began serving as Head of Elementary in 2012 and has watched the campus grow with the addition of families.

"The Lord is present at Des Moines Christian School. I want children to know that they are valuable and significant in the Lord's eyes and that He has wonderful plans for them.

I am so thankful for each child that enters our doors. We have the gift of watching them grow in every way as they progress through Elementary School. Connecting not only with students but also with the entire family in community is very important at DMC. We want our families to feel that DMC is a home away from home."

Mrs. Lowe and her husband Bill had four children attending DMC in 2004 when Bill’s business took the family eastward to Connecticut. There Karla taught first grade at a Christian school and then became principal of elementary students at The Master’s School. When the family moved back to Iowa, Mrs. Lowe once again felt the Lord calling her to work in Christian education and her family being called back to DMC.

Mrs. Lowe earned her Bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and Business Administration at Doane College in Nebraska. She also earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Assessment at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a second Master's degree in educational leadership at Doane College (now Doane University). Her experience also includes nine prior years teaching second and third grade in Nebraska.