I grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University. I began work with DMPS in 1999. I have three grown daughters and five grandchildren. I love to bike with my friends, travel, and read.
I grew up in Southern California and Upstate New York. I went to El Cajon Valley High School. I went to William Penn University and then on to Drake University to get my masters. My three children are Nate, Zack, and Cady. Growing up, I always wanted to be a published author. It is a dream I still have today.
I grew up in West Des Moines where I attended Valley High School and then I went to Grand View College. In 1997, I began teaching Preschool at McKinley Elementary. I have two daughters; Carly and Hilary. I love helping students learn academically, but more importantly as people. It makes me so happy to see them as they grow into their greatest selves.
I attended high school at Dallas Center-Grimes. I went to Des Moines Area Community College and then to University of Northern Iowa. I started at DMPS in the 1997-1998 school year. I am married with 2 kids. My daughter and son both went to Morris Elementary School when they were younger.
I grew up in Carlisle and attended Carlisle High School. I went to Iowa State University for my undergraduate courses and Drake for my graduate courses. I began working for DMPS in 2015. I am married with 2 sons. I have worked with children and families for the past 20+ years. I love watching children grow and helping them learn!