I grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt High School. I went on to attend the University of Iowa, GO HAWKEYES! I graduated from Iowa with a B.A. in International Studies and minors in French and Art History. After working a few years for the UI College of Public Health after college, I decided to follow my heart and go back to school to become a teacher. I started my Master’s program in elementary education at the University of Las Vegas, and then returned home to Des Moines to finish up my graduate program at Drake University, graduating in 2016 with my Master of Science in Teaching (MST): Elementary Certification and Reading Endorsement.
I started at Moulton in August of 2016 as an interventionist and have so far taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. I am committed to our community and building lasting, meaningful relationships with our students and helping them grow as lifelong learners! When I am not teaching, I like to spend time with my family and friends, cheer on my Hawkeyes, decorate, read, try new restaurants, and plan my next trip.
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!
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!
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.