Hello! I feel honored to have the privilege of working with the staff and students at Samuelson Elementary School. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Central College and my master’s degree from Drake University. I started my career at Southeast Polk School as a Special Education teacher and then as a 6th grade classroom teacher. I came to Des Moines Public Schools as an Instructional Coach. I have worked at Brubaker Elementary, Smouse Opportunity School, and Samuelson. I live with my husband and two children. I enjoy being outside, yoga, movies, and books.