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 DMPS over 10 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.
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 Findley families! I am very excited to return to the district as a BFL. Before moving to the US, I worked as an ELL teacher for 4 years in Canada. Indeed, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Newfoundland and Labrador and my current ESL endorsements from the University of California, Davis.
I was born and raised in a coastal town in El Salvador. I love outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. Truly looking forward to serving your families this school year!
Hello Findley Families! I am new to DMPS and am excited to learn and grow with the whole Findley community. I graduated with an MA in school counseling from the University of Iowa in 2021. I’ve previously been an elementary school counselor in Iowa City, a wildlife camp coordinator for UI Wild, an educator with the Iowa Children’s Museum, a special ed paraeducator, a preschool assistant with Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, a camp coach for Children’s Theater of Madison, and a childcare provider. I’ve lived in many places and learned a lot from every child and family I’ve met. I’m eager to be part of the team here at Findley and to be there for every student and family every day.
Coach Rob currently serves as our Student Support Coordinator. He hails from Spring, TX by way of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Coach Rob graduated from William Penn University with a B.A. in Physical Education w/ Emphasis in Sports Administration and holds a M.A. in Sports Administration from Liberty University. Coach Rob is currently a coach at North High School where he serves as Assistant Coach for both football and girls’ soccer.
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!