Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University 2012
Master’s Degree: Masters in Education – Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin Platteville 2015
International Baccalaureate Training:
Teaching Experience: I began my counseling career with Des Moines Public Schools in 2015. I have been at Walnut Street School since 2016.
Family/ Hobbies: My husband, Jay, and I live in Beaverdale; we are not Des Moines natives but have been in Des Moines now for almost 5 years! We are excited for the arrival of our first child in September of 2018. I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends. We can usually be found doing something active- we love running marathons, cycling, yoga and being outdoors. We enjoy traveling and embracing new experiences!
BSE, Drake University, 1976 – Elementary Education (K-9)
MSE, Drake University, 1984 – Reading Specialist
Administrative Endorsement, 2010 – Viterbo University
Gifted Education Endorsement – University of Iowa
Math, level 3
Title I Reading and Math – Findley Elementary, 1978
Title 1 Reading – Edmunds Elementary, 1979-1981
4th and 5th grade reading/language arts – Cattell Elementary, 1982
6th grade reading, G/T building coordinator – Weeks Middle School, 1982-1989
G/T Consultant – 1989 – Present
Married with four adult children and nine grandchildren
Reading, knitting and crocheting are my hobbies
Bachelor’s Degree: B.S in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2014.
Master’s Degree: Social Work in 2016
Passed my Licensing exam in May of 2016
Experience: Most of my experiences come from internships and volunteering. I volunteered in the Child Psychiatric Ward during my undergrad years as well as worked in a language development lab with children. I interned for Orchard Place my first year of graduate school and then at Allen Hospital in the Outpatient Mental Health Unit in Waterloo for my second year of graduate school. I worked for a new organization called Heart and Solutions, before returning to Orchard Place in December, 2016 and working at Walnut Street School.
Family/Hobbies: I grew up in Marshalltown IA but also lived in Japan for a year when I was 4. I am not married and do not have kids, but I enjoy spending time with my friends, traveling, reading, working out, and binge watching Netflix.
Bachelor’s Degree:Communication Disorders from University of Northern Iowa 1993
Master’s Degree: Speech and Language Pathology from University of Northern Iowa 1995
Hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Experience: I worked at Mercy Hospital for five years in adult rehabilitation and pediatric outpatient services. I have worked for the Des Moines Public Schools since 2000 and have served students of all ages across the district. I have been serving Walnut Street School since 2014.
Family/Hobbies: I grew up in New Hampton, IA. I enjoy spending time and traveling with my husband and two children. I enjoy reading, riding bike, playing cards, being with friends, and watching my son play sports.