1st Grade

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Patti Fiderlick

1st Grade

E: patti.fiderlick@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been teaching kindergarten for Des Moines Public Schools since 2002. It’s amazing what one learns from the fresh, innovative minds of five-year-old children! I love my career! I had the opportunity to stay home and raise my two sons. I then returned to college and graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from Upper Iowa University and just recently completed a Masters of Education in Cooperative Teaching and Learning from Graceland University. Family is very important to me…whether it be my biological family, my social family, or my school family. Welcome to my kindergarten family!

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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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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.