1st Grade

Abby Boruff

1st Grade Interventionist - Room 125

P: 515-242-8427 |

Casey Jergens

1st Grade Teacher - Room 123

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


Mr. Jergens has been teaching first grade at Moulton since 2015. He graduated from UNI in 2014 with a degree in elementary education. He also has endorsements in social studies, reading, and athletic coaching. Mr. Jergens is currently working towards his master's degree in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leadership. His favorite part of teaching first grade is teaching students how to read!

Amber Kirschbaum

1st Grade Teacher - Room 122

P: 515-242-8427 | E: amber.kirschbaum@dmschools.org

Lorrie Lockin

Reading Interventionist & Reading Recovery Specialist - Room 136

P: 515-242-8427 | E: loretta.lockin@dmschools.org


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!

Deidre Meyer

Special Education - Room 212

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

Michelle Mooney

1st Grade Teacher - Room 124

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

Michelle Pohlmeyer

1st Grade Teacher - Room 126

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


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.