4th Grade

Ellie Brown

4th Grade Teacher - Room 305

E: eleanor.brown@dmschools.org


I was born and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois just outside of Chicago. When I decided to go to Drake University, I found a part-time job at CFUM for breakfast club. The second I met the students at breakfast club, I decided I wanted to become a teacher. I kept working at CFUM during my college career and began building relationships with the students at Moulton. I completed my student teaching with Ms. Gilmore here at Moulton and was offered a 4th grade teacher position the following year.
The students here at Moulton helped me find my passion for teaching and making a difference. I love making learning fun, welcoming, and exciting for all my students.

Staci Corbitt

Special Education - Room 307

P: 515-242-8427 | E: staci.corbitt@dmschools.org


Hello, Ms. Little here! I graduated from Carlisle High School in 2008 and went on to become a Viking at Grand View University. I graduated from GV in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in K-8 Reading and Special Education. I am currently teaching 3rd grade Special Education at Moulton! This is my 3rd year teaching at Moulton!

I believe every student can learn. Just not on the same day, or in the same way.  I will take the students where they are currently academically and behaviorally, find how they learn best, and work hard to ensure they have success.  Building a strong relationship with your student will be my top priority.  All students deserve the right to a clean slate every day and every time they walk into my classroom. I believe in strong and open communication between parents and teachers. “It's a parents enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspire children to do their best; and a teacher's ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve wonderful things.”  I promise to give my very all to teach, inspire, motivate, and encourage your child.

In my spare time I enjoy weight lifting, fishing, kayaking, and this Fall I will participate in my first hunting season.


Emily Feriz

4th Grade Teacher - Room 301

P: 515-242-8427 | E: emily.feriz@dmschools.org


My story begins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where I was born and raised. I can still see myself at seven years old, begging my two older brothers to play school with me. Many years down the road I went off to Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa where I listened to the seven year old inside me, telling me to pursue a path in elementary education. In December of 2010 I graduated from Loras with a degree in elementary education and an endorsement in reading.

My passion for teaching, learning, and my love of children is what drives me to be the best I can be every single day. I am delighted to be a part of the Moulton team and I look forward to having a fantastic year!

Denise Gustaveson-Roskamp

4th Grade Interventionist - Room 304

P: 515-242-8427 | E: denise.gustavesonroskamp@dmschools.org

Emily Hesse

4th Grade Teacher - Room 302

P: 515-242-8427 |


I am very excited to be teaching 4th grade at Moulton! I have a degree in elementary education from Iowa State University with endorsements in Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies. Before teaching at Moulton I taught in Minnesota and worked with after school programs in Des Moines. I am super excited to work with Moulton students and I am excited to learn along with them! In my free time I like to read, cook, and play with husband and dogs.

Emily Joanning

4th Grade Teacher - Room 300

P: 515-242-8427 | E: emily.joanning@dmschools.org


Seeing students' bright smiles and eagerness to learn every morning, is why I teach Fourth Grade. With nine and ten year olds, every day is new adventure! This is my second year teaching fourth grade at Moulton Elementary.  Before that, I was a long term substitute at Howe, Riverwoods, Capitol View, and Garton.   I graduated from Simpson College in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education, and went on to take graduate classes at Drake University.  I currently have endorsements in math and social studies, and am working on my reading endorsement.  I love teaching because I learn about the world and the unlimited possibilities that 20 young minds bring to me each day.