Special Education

Sarah Chenoweth

Autism

E: sarah.chenoweth@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Sarah Chenoweth and I teach students in the Autism Cluster. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2008 and have been teaching at Findley Elementary since 2009. I adore my job every day and am fortunate to get to work with a great group of students and staff. Everyday brings a new adventure. In my free time I enjoy playing softball and volley ball, as well as watching baseball and football with my husband.

Aimee Owens

Autism

E: aimee.owens@dmschools.org

Biography

I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2002 and earned my Masters of Science in Education from Drake University in 2008. I taught Language Arts at the secondary level in California and at Hoover High School before coming to Findley Elementary in 2008 to teach in the Autism Cluster Program. I absolutely love my job- how many people get to work with great kids every day and truly feel that they are making a difference? I am really lucky. My students continually surprise me and challenge me to be a better teacher and person.

Kellie Quigley

Special Education

Ashley Tellinghuisen

Special Education

E: ashley.tellinghuisen@dmschools.org

Biography

I was born and raised in Boone, Iowa. I graduated from Boone High in 2007 with hopes of becoming an elementary teacher. I graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2011 with my education degree with an emphasis on both math and reading. At Iowa State I also continued my passion for music and was one of the 72 trumpets in the Iowa State Marching Band for all 4 years of my college career. At Iowa State I also had the opportunity of studying abroad in Australia in the summer of 2009 and Austria in 2010. They were both experiences of a life time! In October of 2011 I received my first teaching job at Stratford Elementary in Stratford, Iowa as a teacher associate in the 3rd/4th grade classroom. Later that year, my position was no longer available within the district and I received my Title 1 teaching position at Findley Elementary in Des Moines, Iowa in January of 2012. I’ve enjoyed my journey so far in the teaching world and can’t wait to experience new and exciting things each year with the staff and students that I am privileged to work with!