I have a been teaching for a log time/. I have spent all, except for 2 of those years at Jackson. As a child, I knew I wanted to become an educator.Teaching has been my life-long passion. In my spare time when I am not teaching, I love to spend time with family, garden and shop.
Welcome to 2nd grade room 1015! I have been teaching with DMPS and Jackson since 2002. I truly feel Jackson is my home away from home! I have taught kindergarten, first grade and my favorite of all, 2nd grade. I earned my Elementary Education Degree from Grand View University and my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Viterbo University. I grew up, lived and went to school in Des Moines my entire life. I am a proud product of Des Moines Public Schools! In my spare time I love to cheer on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs! I am very fortunate to say, “I get paid to do what I love!”
Student Environment/Class Description
In our 2nd grade classroom, I strive to have a classroom that is not only safe but FUN! I want kids to always feel safe, cared for and loved. I want students to love coming to school each and every day! My hopes are that when they leave my class they are leaders who show kindness and empathy to others, embrace their differences and learn from one another. My desire is for all my students to have a love of reading and learning! We learn so much from one another so in our classroom we have a team approach! Our classroom moto is TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK! In our classroom we work as a team to reach our goals!