I grew up in small-town Oelwein, Iowa where I attended Oelwein High School. I received my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education at UNI. I received my Master’s in Education from Grandview University. I started working for Des Moines Public School District in 2010. I am married and we have one daughter. Fun fact: I have an identical twin sister. I enjoy baking, riding bikes, and gardening. I love the Iowa State Cyclones!
I grew up in Texas and attended Raymondville High School in Texas and Pasco High School in the state of Washington. I went to Upper Iowa University and then to graduate school at Graceland University. I started working with DMPS in 1991. I grew up with 3 brothers so I had to play football and baseball with them, being the only girl. I am married and we have 3 kids: Rafael Jr., our daughter, Renee, and our son, Brandon. We also have a daughter-in-law, Tara. We have 4 granddaughters and a grandson. I love to listen to music, dance, plant flowers, and landscape. I enjoy camping and playing games.
I grew up in Dubuque, Iowa. I went to Wahlert High School in Dubuque. I attended the University of Northern Iowa. I began teaching at DMPS in 2014. I am married to Josh. I have a lovable Great Dane named Sunny.
I grew up in Denison, Iowa. I went to Denison-Schleswig High School. My freshman year of college, I went to the University of Northern Iowa. In 2017, I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in elementary education with minors in reading and math with a learning technology minor. I enjoy spending time with my parents, sisters, brother-in-law, nephews, niece, and friends.