1st Grade

Christen Berg

1st Grade

P: 515-242-8427 | E: christen.berg@dmschools.org

Biography

I graduated from Luther College in 1994 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with a reading and early childhood endorsement. I received my Masters from Drake University in 2005. I have been a preschool, K/1 Multi-age, first grade, and an in-class teacher at Moulton since 2001. Before teaching at Moulton I was a preschool teacher for the Des Moines Schools and was also a tutor. I love how excited kids are when they learn something new. I enjoy getting to know kids and what their interests are in and out of school. When I am not at Moulton, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have a daughter who keeps me busy. I also enjoy traveling and golfing.

Casey Jergens

1st Grade

P: 515-242-8427 | E: casey.jergens@dmschools.org

Biography

I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education. I have minors in coaching and social studies. I am working on getting my reading endorsement from UNI this year. Last year I had the opportunity to substitute teach in Northwest Iowa and this year I am thrilled to be teaching first grade at Moulton! I love teaching first grade and seeing students make huge growth with their reading abilities!

When not at school I enjoy swimming, biking, and spending time on the golf course.

Janet Malicoat

First Grade

P: 515-242-8427 | E: janet.malicoat@dmschools.org

Biography

I am a graduate from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I recently completed my masters degree in Elementary Education from Viterbo University. As a first grade teacher, I create a warm and caring environment that fosters the love of learning. I enjoy watching my students blossom into good readers.

Theresa Mehrl

Title Support

P: 515-242-8427 | E: theresa.mehrl@dmschools.org

Biography

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.

 

 

 

Deidre Meyer

Special Education

P: 515-242-8427 | E: deidre.meyer@dmschools.org

Michelle Pohlmeyer

First Grade

P: 515-242-8427 | E: michelle.pohlmeyer@dmschools.org

Biography

It seems just like yesterday that I was hired at my first teaching position as a fourth grade teacher. That was in 1990 at Central City School District in Central City, Iowa. As a young professional teacher, I wanted to make a difference every day that I would teach. Fast forward 20+ years, teaching first grade, second grade, coaching volleyball and track, switching school districts, teaching literacy and mathematics, preschool, sixth grade, fifth grade and now first grade, I still believe I touch the future every day I teach.

I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls with an elementary education degree and a coaching endorsement. I went back in 2006 to Grandview College to receive my reading endorsement. When my family and I moved to the Des Moines area, I sought a school that follows an extended calendar. The search lead me to Moulton Extended Learning Center in 1999 and helped me expand my learning and teaching to the present. I enjoy every day I can come to school to teach someone, learn something, and have fun.