Administration

Mark Adams

Principal

E: mark.adams@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, my name is Mark Adams. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been a classroom teacher for 13 years. I also earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Iowa State University. I have always been passionate about the importance of family, education, and strong relationships in life. I am excited to be a part of the staff at Brubaker and am eager to serve Brubaker students as they develop skills that will allow them to lead successful lives as adults.

Stephanie Flickinger

Assistant Principal

E: stephanie.flickinger@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, Brubaker friends. I have been serving students and families for 30 years, and I am so pleased to join you. My career began as a classroom teacher in Minnesota, where I worked for 14 years before taking on the role of principal for another 14 years, and then moved to Des Moines where I also served as a principal. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Northern Iowa and my graduate work was completed at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. The celebration of a diverse community and a staff committed to success for all students drew me to Brubaker. I am honored to join your team.

Brooke Hakert

Dean of Students

E: brooke.hakert@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, my name is Mrs. Hakert and this will be my first year at Brubaker! I'm looking forward to getting to know the students and families of Brubaker as well as the amazing teachers and staff here. I'm excited to be a Brubaker Bulldog!

In my first years of teaching, I served as a 3rd grade teacher and Reading Interventionist for students ranging in Kindergarten through 8th grades. Since working for Des Moines Public Schools, I have served four years as a Secondary and Elementary Literacy Coach and Unreleased Dean of Students. I received my B.A. from Central College in Pella and Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and six-year-old daughter, Kamryn, playing golf and traveling. I am looking forward to a great first year as I get to know you and the rest of the Brubaker family!