Kindergarten

Tracey Boothe

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8427 | E: tracey.boothe@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been teaching at Moulton since I graduated from Iowa State University in 1989. I taught Head Start for none years and have been teaching kindergarten since then. In 2000, I graduated from Viterbo University in 2000 with a Masters in Teaching Elementary Children. I am married and have two children. My daughter is a junior at Iowa State University and my son is a freshman at Central College. I love the diversity at Moulton. I have learned so much from the children and families that I have had the opportunity to work with. I especially enjoy the other kindergarten teachers that I work with! They make coming to work fun everyday.

Kerry Harrington

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8427 | E: kerry.harrington@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been teaching for 16 years, and 15 of those years have been at Moulton Elementary. I truly enjoy my position working in Kindergarten and my students here at Moulton. I attended Dowling Catholic High School and then graduated from College of St. Mary.

Christy Jacobsen

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8427 | E: mary.jacobsen@dmschools.org

Biography

My teaching career started in Chicago as a preschool teacher for Old St. Patrick’s Parochial School. One year later, in 1990, I took a Kindergarten position with Des Moines Schools at Moulton Elementary. I have been here ever since. I graduated from Simpson College in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I also received a Master’s Degree in 2000 from Viterbo University. I also have endorsements in Early Childhood and Reading. I am married with two children. My oldest son is a junior at Iowa State University and my youngest son is a senior at Johnston High School. I feel fortunate to be part of the Moulton community. I love teaching the Kindergarten students at Moulton. Every day is a new adventure!

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.

 

 

 

Debbie Merrill

Kindergarten

P: 515-242-8427 | E: deborah.merrill@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi! My name is Debbie Merrill and I am a kindergarten teacher here at Moulton.  I have taught for 12 years.  This is my ninth year teaching for the district and my first in kindergarten.   I graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University in 2004 with my degree in Early Childhood Education.  I am currently attending Upper Iowa University working on obtaining my master’s degree. I love teaching and helping my students learn new things.  In my free time I like to read, go the movies, travel, watch Chicago Cubs games and spend time with my family & friends. I am very excited to be here at Moulton and I look forward to working with my students, their families and my co-workers

Deidre Meyer

Special Education

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