Tamra Kiel is a former elementary teacher of 29 years. She graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1991 with a BA in Education with her language arts and reading endorsements. Tamra completed her master’s degree in professional education through Morningside University to include a stem in teacher leadership. Prior to this she worked for the State of Iowa under the Disability Determinations, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation from 1979 to the Spring of 1991. She is currently taking classes in finance management as she crosses the bridge from the world of education to the world of finance. Tamra feels that all three fields of employment have given her a lifelong opportunity to help others from the youngest to the elderly by enriching their lives through teaching, guidance, and leadership.
I am married to one of the best men in the world, Rick, who continues makes me laugh every day. Together we have six wonderful adult children to include their spouses which we consider our kids as well. We currently have six adorable grandchildren that make our hearts smile and continue to be a blessing beyond all blessings. Rick and I enjoy traveling the United States and other countries, taking long walks together, and spending time with our family and friends. I feel life is truly a gift to be lived to its fullest every day. I live each day by this quote, “Don’t count the hours, make the hours count.”