1st Grade

1Y01021

Christine Andrews

Interventionist

E: christine.andrews@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to First Grade Title Reading or Math!  My name is Mrs. Andrews.  I have been teaching in Des Moines since 2001 as an interventionist.  This means I support classroom teachers with students who need an extra boost to support their learning.  I graduated from Iowa State University.  I also wrote a grant to get Reading Recovery training.  Besides teaching, my loves include:  being with my family, playing with my two dogs, flower gardening, and exercising.

1Y01004

Lacey Bleich

Special Education

E: lacey.Bleich@dmschool.org

Biography

Hello everyone! My name is Lacey Bleich. I graduated from UNI with a BA degree in elementary education with a middle level endorsement. I also have my special education endorsement. This is my 8th year teaching in Des Moines Public Schools. I taught at East High School for 6 ½ years before transferring to Brubaker last year. Here at Brubaker I am one of the special education teachers that work swith the 5th grade team.

1Y02012

Alyssa Briggs

Interventionist

E: alyssa.briggs@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Mrs. Briggs and I am the kindergarten and first grade math and reading interventionist. This is my second year of teaching, and my first year at Brubaker. I attended Grand View University and received my reading and language arts endorsements. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and trying to keep up with my toddler! I am so excited to be at Brubaker! It's going to be a great year!

1Y11031

Frances Hedges

1st Grade

E: frances.hedges@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Room 127! My name is Frances Johnson and this is my third year teaching first grade!  I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and specialized in Reading.  I am looking forward to a great year!

1Y02009

Jennifer McNeeley

1st Grade

E: jennifer.mcneeley@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Room 120! My name is Mrs. McNeeley. I have been teaching since 1999. I am an East High graduate! I graduated from Grand View in 1999. I received my Master’s Degree in Education in 2008. I have been teaching 1st grade since 2009. In my free time I enjoy running, riding bikes, and spending time with my family.

William Morris

1st Grade

E: william.morris@dmschools.org

Links

morrisatbrubaker@weebly.com

1Y03187

Rebecca Oelmann

1st Grade

E: rebecca.oelmann@dmschools.org

1Y01011

Meredith Seuferer

1st Grade

E: meredith.seuferer@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Meredith Seuferer, and I have been teaching in the Des Moines Schools since 2006. Before teaching 1st grade, I spent 4 years teaching pre-kindergarten (3 years were spent here at Brubaker and 1 year at McKee). I graduated from Central College in Pella, IA with a degree in elementary education with emphasis on early childhood education and reading. I am excited to be teaching a new class of first graders and see my of my former students as we pass in the hallways.