My name is Tammy Bortscheller (Mrs. B) and I have been teaching Special Education and at Jackson since 2004. I hold two degrees from Iowa State University; a B.S. in Child Services and a B.S. in Early Childhood Special Education. I also have a K-6 Instructional Strategist I endorsement from Grandview University. For me, one of the greatest rewards of being a teacher is knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of my students, no matter how big or small. I have lived in the Des Moines area all my life and I currently live here on the south side with my husband Chuck, daughter Olivia, son Elliot, and dog Scout. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, working out, and eating good food. My favorite place to visit is Disney World and I’m pretty sure I would live right there in the castle if they would let me!
Hi! My name is Miss Kress and I have been the librarian at Jackson Elementary since 2008. I have 3 kids and LOVE to watch them play sports.
The best part of my job is that I get to connect with every student each week, throughout their six years at Jackson Elementary School.
Jackson Destiny Library http://destiny.dmps.k12.ia.us/common/welcome.jsp?site=124
Iowa AEA Online www.iowaaeaonline.org(contact your library staff for user name and password)
My name is Barb Moeller. My husband & I have live on the south side of Des Moines for many years. We have been blessed with 4 daughters and 12 grandchildren. Before coming to Jackson I was at Smouse Opportunity School for 8 years. I am happy to be a part of the Jackson Stars team!