Mustangs Welcome New Pre-K Special Education Teacher

September 14, 2015, (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District (ICSD) is pleased to introduce LouAnn Bresson as the new Pre-K Special Education teacher at the Early Childhood Center.

LouAnn is an Independence native and was part of the last graduating class from St. John’s in 1989.

LouAnn loves working with children. She owned her own childcare business for 14 years. She was also a para-professional in the Jesup school district for three and a half years and most recently was a teacher for Tri-County Child & Family out of Waterloo.

After deciding to earn her degree, LouAnn graduated from Upper Iowa University in Waterloo with a BA in Pre-K – 3rd grade education. She has reading endorsement and is working on adding a Special Education endorsement to her degree.

LouAnn lives in Independence with her husband Chris. They have three children and four grandchildren. Son Anthony and his wife Angel have two sons, Cooper and Connor. Daughter Ashley has 2 sons, Xander and Korbyn. Daughter Katherine is a student at Kirkwood.

When LouAnn is not in the classroom she enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband Chris. They also teach beginner motorcycle riding classes around eastern Iowa. She is a member of Abate of Iowa, the treasurer for the VFW Auxiliary and helps with “Share the Road” presentations to driver’s education classes.

Bresson truly enjoys working with children. Bresson states, “I am excited to help continue to grow our special education department and provide our youngest students with the tools they need to succeed.”

With Bresson’s extensive career in childcare, she will be instrumental in helping the District further develop the Special Education Department.  If you have questions, please contact LouAnn Bresson at the Early Childhood Center at or (319) 334-7400.

LouAnn Bresson Photo credit courtesy of the Independence Bulletin Journal

LouAnn Bresson
Photo credit courtesy of the
Independence Bulletin Journal


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