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.



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.