Welcome to 3rd grade! I have been teaching in the Des Moines School District for 30 years as an elementary Title reading and math teacher and 5th grade classroom teacher. This is my 15th year at Hubbell as a 3rd grade classroom teacher! I received my degree in elementary education from Western Illinois University with a minor in business. In 1988 I received my Master’s Degree from Drake University. It is a pleasure working with Hubbell students as they become successful as lifelong learners!
My name is Mrs. Joan Koch. This will be my 24th year of teaching for Des Moines Public School. I obtained my degree in elementary education with a reading endorsement from the University of Iowa in 1986. I recently received my Master’s Degree in Education from Drake University with an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education. My past teaching experience includes 3 years of teaching 1st – 5th title reading at Brooks Elementary, 15 years of 1st grade and Reading Recovery at Stowe Elementary, and 5 years of integrated Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education at Stowe Elementary and McKee Early Learning Center. I enjoyed my Level 1 IB training and experience at Stowe and am excited to return to an IB school. I am passionate about assisting every learner achieve success in all areas of development and learning and am thrilled to be teaching 3rd grade at Hubbell.
Welcome to 3rd Grade at Hubbell!
My name is Mrs. Jody Pugh, and I had the privilege of attending Hubbell myself and sending my 3 children here as well. It’s wonderful to be teaching at my home school! I graduated from Drake University in 1983 with a major in Elementary Education and a coaching endorsement. I received my Master’s in Education from Viterbo University in 2003. This is my 29th year teaching in the Des Moines Public School District. I have taught 3rd grade at Moulton Elementary, 2nd and 3rd grades at Stowe Elementary, and 3rd and 4th grades at Adams Elementary. I have enjoyed the past 7 years teaching 3rd grade here at Hubbell. I believe in consistent and frequent communication between home and school in order to ensure the success of my students. I look forward to working with you and your child!