Special Education


Elizabeth Buchholtz

Special Ed

E: elizabeth.buchholtz@dmschools.org


I am Elizabeth Buchholtz.  I graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2001.  I have been a special education teacher for Des Moines Public Schools for the past 7 years. I enjoy working with students and watching them grow academically and socially.


Mary Ann Greiner

Special Ed

E: mary.greiner@dmschools.org


Jina Long

Special Ed

E: jina.long@dmschools.org


Hi!  My name is Jina Long and I have been teaching special education here at Morris since 1996.  I enjoy giving extra support to students in the areas of reading, writing and math!

I am originally from Mason City, Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in the area of Elementary Education and Special Education.  In 2011, I earned my Masters in Elementary Ed. from Viterbo University.  When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son and daughter.



Jennifer Proctor

Special Ed

E: jennifer.proctor@dmschools.org


Greetings!  I am a teacher for students who need a little extra help, but I also enjoy co-teaching in many classrooms so I can teach ALL the students at Morris.  I have Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in Elementary Education and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Masters of Science degree from Drake University in Early Childhood and Reading.  I recently took additional courses to obtain my Instructional Strategist I license.

Outside of school, I enjoy reading and playing with my own children.  Welcome to Morris!


Brandi Reeves

Special Ed

E: brandi.reeves@dmschools.org


Hello there! My name is Brandi Reeves and I am a special education teacher at Morris Elementary. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. I received my master's degree in education from Viterbo University in the summer of 2008. I really enjoy watching my students grow into strong, independent learners.

When I'm not teaching I enjoy reading and spending time in the great outdoors with my family.


Molly Vande Krol

Special Ed

E: molly.vandekrol@dmschools.org