This is my first year teaching at Hubbell and I couldn’t be more excited! I grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Dowling High School in 2007. I attended college at University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. I taught special education for grades 3-5 last year at Capitol View Elementary, and this year I’m happy to be working with Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grade at Hubbell. I am eager to build relationships with the students and staff at Hubbell and look forward to the coming years.
Welcome to the Hubbell Resource Room! I graduated from Drake University in 1977 with a degree in Elementary Education and with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. I received my master’s degree in Special Education from Drake University. While studying for my master’s degree, I worked as a graduate assistant at Drake. I have been teaching with Des Moines Public Schools for 23 years. I have worked as a special education teacher at Brubaker and Douglas Elementary Schools. While teaching at Douglas Elementary, I also served as the Assistant Principal. This is my 4th year at Hubbell Elementary as a special education teacher. I feel very fortunate to be part of the Hubbell Community and to be able to share in the IB adventure!
In addition to my degrees, I have the following endorsements:
K-6 Teacher Elementary Classroom
PK-K Teacher, Prekindergarten-Kindergarten Classroom
K-8 Multicategorical Resource Mild
K-8 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate
I am a graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA in Art and Art History, and a K12 certification in Art Education. I officially joined the Hubbell team in 2017, but have been a Hubbell mom since 2009. In my position as a Special Education Associate, I assist students who need extra help learning, focusing, and/or meeting behavior expectations.