Hi there! My name is Tyne Christensen. Students refer to me as Miss Tyne. When walking into Samuelson I am the first face you see. I try my best to get to know each and every one of you. Building a good relationship with Samuelson families is very important to me. I started with the Des Moines Public Schools in 2001. My positions within the district have included Child Caregiver, Special Education Associate, and Office Manager. When I am not at school you can find me fishing. I love to fish! I also enjoy camping, singing, and watching sports (Denver Broncs, Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Cubs). Once I even tried out for the hit TV show “The Voice”. That was an exciting experience! I am so glad that I am involved in such a wonderful community. Our school diversity is something I am very grateful for. I look forward to continue getting to know you and your family.
Hi! My name is Cindy Roerig. I have the pleasure of beginning my thirteenth year as principal at Samuelson. I honestly believe that Samuelson is the best elementary school in Des Moines. We have a competent and caring staff that truly puts the needs of kids first. It is very important that we keep the lines of communication open. Please make sure to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns.
I am a Des Moines resident and I am a true advocate for DMPS. In my personal life I am married and have one grown daughter and two grown stepsons. My husband and I have five grandchildren. In my spare time, I love to spend time with them. When I am not with my grandchildren, you might catch me on my motorcycle! I also enjoy shopping and reading.
I look forward to a great year with you and your family! Students will learn many new strategies as we implement the School for Rigor model. You will be learning about this model throughout the year.
Hi. My name is Carrie Weers. This is my 22nd year in the Des Moines Public Schools. I have worked at McCombs Middle school as a 6th grade Reading and Math teacher, and served as a school counselor at Park Avenue and River Woods Elementary. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education including a Minor in Mathematics, and Reading and Coaching Endorsements. I received my Master’s Degree from Drake University in Elementary School Counseling. I live with my husband and two daughters who are 13 and 16. I love to spend time at my daughters’ activities, boating, and reading. I look forward to working with your student and family.
Hi! My name is Amy Wiegmann. I am extremely excited to be a member of the Samuelson staff. My journey in the Des Moines Schools started in 1991. I have worked in multiple positions including a special education teacher, behavior interventionist, behavior support teacher, dean of students, school improvement leader and elementary principal. I am married, have a son who is attending DMACC, and have three grandchildren with one on the way. I love to play volleyball, garden, go on walks with my dog, and cook. I look forward to serving the students and families at Samuelson!