2nd Grade

Jennifer Collins-Berndt

Second Grade

P: 515-242-8427 | E: jennifer.collins_berndt@dmschools.org


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.

Heather Forland

2nd Grade

P: 515-242-8427 | E: heather.forland@dmschools.org


I love children and I am so excited to be here at Moulton! I grew up in Boone, Iowa but I went to college in Texas at the University of Houston. I graduated in 2014 with my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I love spending time with my husband, family, and my dog named Jack. I love going for walks and taking my dog to the park. I also love to read and go to the movies. I look forward to a great year!

Emily Garcia

SpEd Teacher

E: emily.garcia@dmschools.org

Kevin Huck


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


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.

Kimmy Smith

2nd Grade

P: 515-242-8427 | E: kimbely.smith01@dmschools.org