1st Grade

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Frances Johnson

1st Grade

E: frances.johnson@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Room 119! My name is Frances Johnson and this is my first year teaching. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and specialized in Reading. I had the opportunity to student teach and be a substitute teacher at Brubaker, so I am very excited to be back. This is going to be an amazing year!

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Deb Maxwell

1st Grade

E: deborah.maxwell@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Deb Maxwell. I have been teaching first grade at Brubaker since 2007. First grade is a time of incredible growth, so it is very exciting! I earned my undergraduate degree from Drake University, and my graduate degree from Viterbo University. I live in Ankeny with my husband, Jim, and my two children, Cody and Corinne.
Visit my website for more information and links to student learning activities!
http://mrsmaxwell1st.weebly.com

Links

Check out our classroom webpage:  mrsmaxwell1st.weebly.com

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Katie McCuddin

1st Grade

E: kathleen.mccuddin@dmschools.org

Biography

I am currently an in-class support teacher. Therefore, most of my day, I help give instruction to kindergarten through second grade classrooms for reading and math in a small group setting. I graduated from Upper Iowa University in December of 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading and language arts. Prior to teaching at Brubaker, I taught preschool in a private setting and substitute taught for DMPS. I am very excited to be at Brubaker Elementary. I attended Brubaker as a child, so it is wonderful to be back as a teacher!

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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.

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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 I taught 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 at Brubaker Elementary in this exciting grade and to be able to see many of my former students as they pass in the hallway.