Hello, my name is Emily Bash and I am the Art teacher here at Hubbell Elementary. I graduated from Grand View University in 2000 with degrees in Fine Arts and K-12 Art Education. I have been teaching in Des Moines since 2001 at Meredith Middle School, Wallace and Park Avenue Elementary and now I am joining the wonderful team at Hubbell. I am so excited to share my love and knowledge of Art with your child and showcase their work on our virtual art gallery www.artsonia.com/schools/Hubbell1.
Checking in from the Hubbell Elementary library, I’m Darcy Hankenson. I have been the Librarian at Hubbell since 2014. From 2011-2014 I was a special education associate here. My own children were Hubbell Hawks. This school and this community are my home and my heart. It is my pleasure to support your Hubbell family and your reading goals. Everyone is welcome in the Library, even the Hubbell Ghost.
Hello, my name is Shay Maxwell and I am the School Counselor here at Hubbell Elementary. I graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Psychology and Adult, Child, and Family Studies. I then attended Drake University where I received my master’s degree in School Counseling. I have been the counselor in Des Moines since 2017 at Hubbell Elementary and previously I worked at another district. I enjoy being able to build relationships with students and families.
I was born and raised on the south side of Des Moines where I graduated from Lincoln High School. Go Rails! From there I went to DMACC and UNI. I have been with DMPS since 1998, and have taught middle school special education, 5th grade, second grade, and since 2013, physical education.
I have two beautiful daughters, Brooke and Bailey, who are in their 20’s and out on their own. On weekends and school breaks I love to go camping and kayaking.
I love being a Hubbell Hawk!
Hello! My name is Siobhan Sullivan and I am the Vocal Music teacher here at Hubbell Elementary. Originally from Minneapolis, I moved to Des Moines in 2019 to obtain my degree in K-12 Music Education from Drake University, where I had the privilege of student teaching in Des Moines Public Schools. This is my first year at Hubbell Elementary, and I am so thrilled to grow with students and families as we expand our musical knowledge, skills, and lifelong passion for creative expression.