3rd Grade

Jessica Bartlett

3rd Grade

E: jessica.bartlett@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to room 203! My name is Jessica Bartlett. I am very excited to be teaching third grade at Brubaker this year. I was introduced to Brubaker in 2010 when I completed my 16 weeks of student teaching. After substitute teaching for a year and a half and working at Monroe Elementary School for a year, it’s great to be back! I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Simpson College and love the career I chose. I’m eager to work with you and your child to create a positive learning experience. Here’s to a great year!

Doan Bittner

Special Education

E: doan.bittner@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Doan Bittner. I am one of many special education teachers at Brubaker. I received my undergraduate degree from William Penn University and my graduate degree from Webster University. I have taught special education at various schools and grade levels before I transferred to Brubaker in 2008. I am happy to be here, and I love being a member of the Brubaker family!

Kori Cooper

Special Education

E: kori.cooper@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Kori Cooper and I am a special education teacher at Brubaker. I have been teaching special education in the Des Moines Public School District since 2001. Prior to moving to Des Moines, I taught for 10 years in Winnebago, Nebraska. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Morningside College.

Amanda Eichmeier

3rd Grade

E: amanda.eichmeier@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to 3rd grade in Room 220! My name is Amanda Eichmeier and this is my third year teaching 3rd grade at Brubaker Elementary. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Family Services degree and later decided to go back to school at Upper Iowa to get my teaching degree along with a reading endorsement. My husband, Scott, and I have 2 boys, Preston and Boston, and we enjoy going on summer vacations to Balsam Lake in Wisconsin. I am looking forward to a great year in 3rd grade!

Alison Eull

Special Education

E: alison.eull@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi! My name is Ali Eull and I am a second grade special education teacher at Brubaker Elementary. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education. I student taught last spring in Des Moines and am so happy to be back for my first year of teaching! I am so incredibly excited to meet your child! I know we will have a great year together. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Kelsey Hoeksema

Special Education - System 44

Biography

Hello, my name is Kelsey Hoeksema. I graduated from Iowa State University in 2012. Go Cyclones! This is my first year teaching for Des Moines Public Schools. Previously, I taught in Davenport, Iowa for two years with upper elementary students. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to celebrating in our student success at Brubaker Elementary this year.

Jennifer Hyde

3rd Grade

E: jennifer.hyde@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello there! My name is Jenn Hyde, and I'm very excited to join the 3rd grade team at Brubaker! This is my first year in the classroom, but not at Brubaker. I completed my student teaching here in 2010 and it's great to be back! I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and later received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement from Upper Iowa University. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two girls, Finley and Dallas, my husband Jack, and my dog Lucy. It's been a crazy start to my teaching career, but I look forward to this opportunity and to working with you and your child to make this a great year!

Caroline Kerr

Interventionist

E: caroline.kerr@dmschools.org

Biography

After many years of parent volunteering in classrooms within Des Moines Public Schools, I was inspired to become a teacher! I went back to school and graduated from Drake University with a Master of Science in Teaching in elementary education with a reading endorsement.  My undergraduate degree is from Iowa State University.  I taught 2nd grade for two years at Perkins Elementary and am excited to now be a part of the Brubaker community!  In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.

Katie McCuddin

3rd Grade

E: kathleen.mccuddin@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to room 218!! This is my first year teaching in a third grade classroom. In 2013, I started teaching at Brubaker as a K-1 reading/math interventionist. Last year, I taught first grade and this year I have the honor of being in third! Prior to Brubaker, I taught preschool in a private setting and I substitute taught for the Des Moines district. I graduated from East High School in 2007 and from there I attended DMACC for my associate degree. I graduated from Upper Iowa University in December of 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading and language arts. I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors in my free time. I am very excited to be at Brubaker Elementary. I have always lived on the Eastside and attended Douglas (which is now Brubaker) as a child so it’s wonderful to be back as an educator!

Barb Moon

3rd Grade

E: barbara.moon@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to room 221 my name is Barb Moon!! For the past 5 years I’ve been a substitute teacher within the district and spent much of my time at Brubaker. I couldn’t be more excited to spend my first year teaching in 3rd grade! I graduated from East High School in 2002 and from there I attended DMACC for my associate degree. I graduated from Upper Iowa University in December of 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading. I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, and traveling in my free time. This is going to be a great year!!

Marci Russell

Interventionist

E: marcia.russell@dmschools.org

Biography

I am grateful to be teaching all the wonderful students here at Brubaker Elementary! I graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2006 with my Bachelor of Art degree in Elementary Education. In 2011, I graduated from Viterbo with my masters in Education.

This is currently my 11th year of teaching. I taught eight years of second grade and this is my 3rd year of fifth grade. My philosophy in my teaching is to encourage every student to reach their highest potential while providing a safe, engaging environment.

Nicole Stuhldryer

Special Education

E: nicole.stuhldryer@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Nicole Stuhldryer, and this is my first year at Brubaker Elementary.  I will be working with 2nd and 3rd grade special education.  I just graduated from Simpson College this past May with my degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in special education, early childhood, and reading. I student taught in Des Moines this past spring, and I am so lucky to have gotten my first job with the district. Go Bulldogs!