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Miss Desi Daken

Hello and welcome! My name is Miss Daken! I am a 5th grade teacher at Nahed Chapman New American Academy. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Missouri Western State University. Today I am working with Saint Louis Public Schools to obtain my full teaching certification through University of Missouri- St. Louis. 

Feel free to contact me via email at for questions or concerns. Also, please make sure to download our communication app TalkingPoints. Download the app at

I am happy to schedule appointments as well as chat through email and our supported texts with any questions or concerns! Thank you so much for your team work. We are going to have an amazing school year!

  • 8:00 - 8:15 Morning Work and unpack

    8:15 - 8:45 Relationship Circle

    8:45 - 9:15 Science 

    9:15 - 9:45 Math 

    9:45 - 10:45 Math Centers

    10:45 - 11:35 Music, Art, or PE

    11:40 - 12:10 Lunch

    12:15 - 12:35 Recess with Mr. Rusenga's class

    12:40 - 1:10 ELA 

    1:10 - 2:20 ELA Centers

    2:20 - 2:35 Story Time

    2:35 - 2:40 Classroom Clean Up Time

    2:45 Dismissal