I grew up on a farm in southern Iowa. I attended Mormon Trail High School and Buena Vista for college. I began working at DMPS in 2000. My parents and siblings still reside in Iowa, which is nice having them close. I am blessed with 6 nieces and nephews and 2 great nieces and a great nephew. They all bring me joy. I have been an interventionist at Morris for quite a while. I enjoy building positive relationships with our students and guiding them in their learning.
I grew up in Clive, Iowa. I graduated from Valley High School and then went on to college at Iowa State. I then went on to get my masters at Drake. I am married with four children.
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 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, 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.