I am originally from NY state but have called Iowa home for quite some time. I earned my BS degree in Sociology while in NY and went on to complete my degree in School Counseling at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA. I have been a School Counselor for 6 years, but this is my first year at Findley and working for DMPS. I am very excited to join this fantastic team and I look forward to getting to know all the students and families that make this school such a wonderful place. I am here to work with all students and families to help with problem solving, academics, social emotional learning and career exploration through classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and individual meetings. In my free time I enjoy being in nature, photography, and interior design. I’m looking ahead to a great year!
I started as a school nurse in 2014 at Walnut Street schools in Des Moines and in 2018 I transferred to Findley. I went to Southwestern Community College and in 2008 received my associates degree in nursing. I am currently taking classes to graduate with my bachelors degree in August of 2020. I also work on a medical surgical floor at Methodist Hospital where we specialize in kidney transplants. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. We love to spend time outdoors, playing sports, and hanging out with our 3 dogs. On the weekends you will find me out at the soccer fields cheering my daughters on!
I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University (GO BEARCATS!) with a degree in Human and Family Services. I have been with the DMPS for 9 years as a SUCCESS Case Manager. I work with students and families who need support with attendance and behaviors. I also provide resources regarding housing, basic needs, mental health supports, and parenting skills. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any concerns or needs you may have. In my spare time, I like to golf, travel and watch college football and basketball.
I became the program manager for the Des Moines I Have a Dream Findley Dreamer Academy in August of 2015. I coordinate college and community partners for Findley and maintains the foundation’s College Savings Account program for Findley scholars. From 2006-2015, I worked asacademic advisor in the DMPS for middle and high school students at Moulton, Hiatt, Meredith, Hoover and Roosevelt. Billy graduated from Central College in 2000 with a bachelor of arts in theatre. Since then, I have been a barista, restaurant GM, painter, actor and coordinator of the Central College Upward Bound program. I enjoys recess, dreaming BIG, spending time with his family, and you can catch him being walked by his dog, Summer, two to three times a day.
After being a student of Des Moines Public Schools during my entire K-12 education, I graduated from Hoover High School in Des Moines in 2009. I went to Simpson College and finished my Sports Administration Degree in 2014. When I am not at school, I enjoy playing baseball, softball and golf as well as going to concerts and spending time with my daughter! I have been working in Des Moines Public Schools since 2015.
I have worked for Des Moines Public Schools since 1987. I worked at Wallace Elementary for 12 years before coming to Findley in 1999. I am married and I have one son, and 2 Grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.
Hi, I’m Rachel Street! I was born and raised in Iowa but received my Bachelor’s in Social Work from Cedarville University in Ohio. After moving back to Iowa, I worked as an Adoption Caseworker before going on to my Master’s of Social Work from the University of Iowa. I love all outdoor activities, but especially sand volleyball, hiking, and paddle boarding. I also love making coffee and collect coffee mugs from my favorite coffee shops around the country.
Hi! I started with Des Moines Public and Findley Elementary in 2019, and I am excited to be back again this year! I graduated from Iowa State University in 2016 with a degree in business. I then discovered speech-language pathology, loved it, and knew I wanted to work with children every day. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2019 with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I love getting to work with students with diverse needs and watching them grow in their communication skills!