Administration

Kevin Huck

Behavior Strategist

P: 515-242-8427 | E: kevin.huck@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Kevin Huck.  I am the Behavior strategist here at Moulton.  I graduated from East High School here in Des Moines and earned a degree from Iowa State University in elementary education.  I have spent nearly eighteen years teaching and coaching in Missouri.  I also earned a master’s degree in education during my time in Missouri.  I am very happy to be back home in Des Moines and thrilled to be part of such a wonderful group of educators here at Moulton Elementary School.  I consider it a privilege to help all of our students become great citizens and lifelong learners.

Eric Van Dorin

Principal

P: 515-242-8427 | E: eric.vandorin@dmschools.org

Biography

I am honored and excited to be joining the staff here at Moulton Elementary!

I have spent 18 years in a variety of areas of education. During that time I have been the Dean of Students at Brubaker, where I worked with over 700 students and 80 staff as the leader of their behavior support system. My most recent teaching assignment was at Monroe as a 5th grade teacher. Prior to that I was an ELL teacher at Monroe and Oak Park, 8th grade SPED at Harding, a supervisor in the training department at Nationwide, a 4th and 5th grade teacher in my hometown of Indianola, and started my career out of Central College in Denison-Schleswig as a 5th grade teacher in 1997.

Throughout my own experiences I have always tried to stay focused on helping students in as many ways as possible. I know that doing what is best for kids isn't always easy, but I hope that we can support each other, stay focused on our goals and help each student we work with be successful.

Andrew Wade

Dean of Students

P: 515-242-8427 | E: andrew.wade@dmschools.org

Biography

I was born and raised in the metropolis city of Fairmont, Minnesota and came to Des Moines in 1995 to attend Grand View College (now University).  During my time there I played baseball and soccer for the Vikings and also was part of the Drake University’s hockey team.  I graduated from Grand View in 1999 with a major in Mathematics and Secondary Education.

Right out of college I received a position for a long-term substitute at Roosevelt High School where I taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.  In 2000 I was hired to teach 6th grade mathematics at Callanan Middle School.  After being there four years, I decided I wanted to go back to high school and Roosevelt had a position, so I taught Algebra 1 there from 2004-2008.  In 2008 I decided I wanted to help student prepare for high school as I saw quite a few students coming not ready.  I went back to Callanan and taught 8th grade Mathematics and Algebra 1.

In 2012 I decided to go back to school at Drake University to work on my Master’s in Educational Leadership which I completed this last May.   Last year I decided to leave Callanan and focus on Leadership roles, so I went to Goodrell Middle School as the Behavior Strategist.  Now this year I am fortunate to be here at Moulton Elementary and I am excited to work with the staff, parents, students, and community of Moulton.

Let’s have a GREAT 2014-2015 school year!!!!