I graduated from Simpson College with endorsements in Reading and Special Education, and this is my 13th year teaching for DMPS.
My passion is KIDS! I love being a part of each child’s life and I strive to make a positive impact on every child I work with or see each day.
I live in Ankeny with my husband Chris, my 8 year old daughter, and my 5 year old son. We love playing outside, riding bikes, and reading!
I am in the building from 7-2:45. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I got my Bachelor’s from Grand View University. I got my Master’s from Morningside College. I have been teaching in the Des Moines School District for 16 years.
I am a special education teacher who will be supporting 4th and 5th grade students in their classroom. My educational philosophy is that all students are unique individuals that have the ability to learn and grow educationally, socially and emotionally. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to facilitate the learning and growth of students by creating a safe and challenging learning environment.
I have lived in the Des Moines area for 20 years now. I am a wife and mother of 3 active boys. We have a family dog and a hedgehog. In my spare time I like to read and make soap. I do not consider myself a crafty person but enjoy doing crafts.
“OFFICE HOURS” / BEST WAY TO CONTACT/EMAIL: The best way to contact me is through email: email@example.com. I will check my email periodically throughout the day and reply as soon as I can. You can also reach me by phone 242-8403. Someone in the office answers the phone from 7:00-2:45. If I cannot be reached by phone, please leave a message with the office and I will return the call as soon as I can.
I graduated from Ellsworth Community College with an Associative Arts Degree. Then I went to the University of Northern Iowa where I got my Bachelor’s degree in Education. I also received a Master’s Degree from Drake University.
I work with identified special education students at Cattell. I work primarily with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders and focus on reading, math, and writing skills. I have taught at Cattell for 20+ years. I believe that every child can learn. I try to be encouraging and figure out the best strategy to help children be successful and grow. When not at school I spend time with my family and friends. During the summer I run a camp in the Kansas City area for girls with disabilities and their friends.
The best way to reach me is by email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org I will check my email throughout the day and get back to you as soon as I can. You may also try calling between 7:00 and 2:45. The number is 242-8403. If I am not available then leave a message and I will get back to you.