Hi! I am so happy that I get to be your 1st grade teacher this year! I love teaching at Howe. This is my 2nd year at Howe and 6th year of teaching. I live on the Southside of Des Moines, and I am a Lincoln alum. Go Rails! I graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in English and Communication Studies. Then I graduated from Upper Iowa University with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and Language Arts. I received my Masters degree in Literacy and Reading Specialist endorsement from Drake University. I spend time outside of school with my husband and two daughters. I love to cook, garden, and run outside.
- Wartburg College (BA Elementary Education/Early Childhood)
- I have been teaching with DMPS since 2012.
- I love spending time with my family and friends. I got married in June 2014. My husband and I enjoy watching movies, taking our German Shepard for walks and runs, and watching the Philadelphia Eagles play. I enjoy participating in organized races, such as, the Hy-Vee Triathlon, Market to Market, and the Des Moines Half Marathon. I would love to work up to a whole marathon.