I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. I went to high school at Monona Grove and attended college at the University of Wisconsin. I taught from 1997-2004 in Maywood, Illinois. We moved to Des Moines in 2006 and I’ve been with DMPS since then. My husband Todd and I have two daughters, Violet and Grace. We also have two Labradoodles – Perfect Louie and Troublesome Bruno. Our family loves traveling, camping, and sports. I absolutely love teaching!
I grew up on a farm near the small town of Dows, Iowa. I have 3 sisters and 3 brothers. I attended elementary and high school at Dows Community School. I graduated from college from the University of Montana-Western. I taught 1st and 2nd grades in Montana before moving back to Iowa. I started teaching Reading Recovery and Kindergarten at DMPS in the fall of 2001. My husband, Joe, and I have 2 children, a yellow lab, a cat, and 3 horses.
I grew up in Des Moines and went to high school at Des Moines Roosevelt. I went to college at Simpson College! GO STORM!!! I also got my masters degree from Drake University. I started teaching at Morris in 2006. My husband, James, and I have 2 daughters, Kameryn and Kourtney, and the cutest puppy, Storm. My daughters love playing softball. I love hanging out with my family and friends, reading, and going on bike rides. I am so excited to be your teacher and can’t wait to get to know you!
I grew up in Norwalk, Iowa and graduated from Norwalk High School. I went on to study Education at University of Northern Iowa. I started teaching in Des Moines in 1994. I’m married to Chad and we have three children, Spencer, Allison, and Chase. We also have our dog, Jeter.
I grew up in Carlisle, Iowa and attended Carlisle High School. I went on to attend Grand View University and started teaching at DMPS following my graduation in 2020. I have a mom, dad, and two older brothers. My family has two cats and a dog.