My name is Kimberly Bartell and I teach our 1st Grade ELL Classroom. I have been teaching for 15 years, 5 of them here at Moulton Elementary. I am originally from San Diego, California and graduated from University of California, San Diego. I also have my Master’s Degree and Reading Endorsement from Drake University and my Spanish Endorsement from Grand View University. I love teaching and watching children grow and learn! When I’m not at school, I enjoy reading, traveling, going for walks and watching movies.
Welcome to 2nd Grade! A little bit about me… I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1996. I followed with a degree in Elementary Education and a Social Studies Endorsement in 2002. In 2010, I received a Master of Arts in Education with a Reading Endorsement from Viterbo University. I have taught at Moulton Extended Learning Center since July of 2006. I hold high expectations for every student, every day. I believe children learn best in a loving, safe, and structured environment.
I am a member of the Student Success Committee and SILT ( School Improvement Leadership Team).
My passions are teaching, travel, and family.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a teacher. My passion for teaching really began in 1994-1995 when I was a senior at North High School. I volunteered at King Elementary a few days a week, and it was there that I found the rewards of teaching. I started Grand View College in the fall of 1995. I graduated in December of 1999 with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and Early Childhood. I began my career at Moulton teaching 3rd grade in 2000. I am currently an interventionist working with 4th and 5th graders here at Moulton. My husband and I currently live in Ankeny with our children. I am currently working towards earning a masters degree in curriculum and instruction with and ESL endorsement.
Chelsie joined the staff here at Moulton during the 2016 -17 school year. She comes with both instructional coaching and teaching experiences that will benefit the students and staff. Chelsie is excited to be working with the students and staff here at Moulton!
Hello to all Moulton Elementary families/guardians and students. My name is Ms. Dustin M. Ibarra. I am honored to be a part of this district and more importantly…Moulton Elementary. I have had a personal mission to help children in any aspect since I was a child myself. I know this goal came from not having someone to talk to when tragedy struck my family. Connection and communication are two areas that I feel can strengthen relationships. Please feel free to contact me via email, phone, or come in to the school.
I am a single mom with 4 children. They are ranging in age from 21 down to 8. We moved to the Des Moines area a few years ago and have grown to love and reestablish a home in the metro area. It truly feels like home.
I received my education at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and actively pursued a counseling position in this area. I began my career in a small district north of the city but knew I wanted to be a part of the DMPS system. Moulton Elementary students and families have already become such a big part of my life. I look forward to meeting more and more families/guardians as the students and I make connections in large group or classroom counseling, once a week, small groups with more focus in certain areas, and individual counseling as well. We can all reach for success by working together.
Lorrie joined the Moulton staff during the 2016 – 17 school year. She has excellent experience in working with students that are emerging readers! She is excited to be working with the staff and students here at Moulton!
I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1988 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with a coaching endorsement. I received my reading endorsement from Upper Iowa University in 1994. I have been at Moulton since 1991. This is my 25th year teaching at this amazing school!
I am currently a math and reading interventionist in kindergarten and 1st grade. I love my job! I enjoy working with students to give them the extra support and encouragement they need to be successful in and out of the classroom.
Student Intervention Team [SIT] Referral
I enjoy teaching because every day brings something new and I appreciate that challenge. My favorite part of teaching is seeing the smiles on children’s faces when they succeed at something they have been working hard at. I graduated from Iowa State University in 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education. I also have endorsements in Reading, English/Language Arts and Coaching.
My name is Aaron Smith, and I am the SUCCESS Case Manager here at Moulton. I am currently in my 19th year working with students at Moulton. I started as a Student Mentor here in 1995, and have been with the SUCCESS Program since 2000. Outside of work, I like to cook, sing with my band Faculty Lounge, acting, watching sports and spending time with my family. I am the proud father of three young ladies and one gentleman, and a new grandfather to my grandson Dominic.