I received my associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Marshalltown Community College in 2011. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 2013. I started my career at Des Moines Public Schools in 2014 at Capitol View Elementary. While at Capitol View, I served as their Bilingual Community Schools Coordinator and Office Manager. In 2021, I found my new home at McKinley as the Office Manager.
I live in Ankeny with my husband, Juan, and our two sons, Ryan and Liam. I enjoy shopping, dancing, swimming, organizing my house, binge watching movies and TV series, and playing board games with my boys.
I received my Masters of Social Work from the University of Iowa and my License to practice Social Work from the State in 2020. I began my career with DMPS as an intern for the Community Schools program at North High School in 2018. I then worked for the Metro Kids program in 2019 and 2020. I began working at McKinley as a Community Schools Coordinator in August of 2021.
I live with my husband, Noah and our two dogs, Walter and Mia. I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, and seeing live music.
Graduated from Iowa State University.
I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoor activities, cooking, sporting events, reading and learning new things.
This is my 6th year working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Des Moines. I currently work with children 3-years old through 8th grade at schools on the southside of Des Moines. Prior to moving to Des Moines, I was a school-based SLP in the Chicago area for 10 years. I am a graduate of Marquette University(B.S. – speech pathology and audiology ’05) and Southern Illinois University(M.S. speech-language pathology ’07).
When away from school, I spend my time with my husband and our 3 young daughters, who keep us pretty busy! We enjoy riding our bikes on the DM trails, attending concerts and sporting events, traveling, and spending time with our families and friends.
I attended Mercy College of Health Sciences for my registered nurse degree and Chamberlain College for my Bachelors of Science in a nursing. I’ve worked at DMPS since 2014 and plan to continue doing so many years to come.
I am a mom to 3 children, one is a college student at UNI and the other two are twins. I love pets! I have 3 kitties and an awesome dog named Hunny. I’ve been a nurse since 2005 working with children is my passion. I love working with students and their families and forming life long bonds.