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.
I’m so happy to be part of the Brubaker staff! My name is Patti Fiderlick. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Upper Iowa University. I have been teaching since 2002, specializing in Kindergarten and 1st Grade! Several years ago, I completed my Master of Education in Cooperative Teaching and Learning from Graceland University. Success for our youngest students comes from hands-on learning opportunities and real-world connections that are gently laced with kindness, compassion, and respect for their spirit. Welcome to my classroom!
I am currently teaching kindergarten here at Brubaker. Previously, I have taught fourth grade, provided in class support for multiple grade levels and literacy professional development for teachers within DMPS. I have been teaching since 2003, when I graduated from Grand View University with endorsements in Early Childhood, Reading, English and Language Arts. Also, I received my Master’s Degree from Drake University in 2006 in Educational Leadership. I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and dog at our home in the country.
After graduating from East High School, I attended Grandview College (University), where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have been employed with the Des Moines Public Schools for sixteen years. Currently, I am in my fifteenth year of teaching kindergarten…my favorite!!
I have taught in the Des Moines School District since 2001. I have taught first and second grade during that time along with kindergarten which is where I am now. I love the enthusiasm for learning that kindergarteners bring with them everyday! During my free time I enjoy swimming, gardening and cheering on the HAWKS!
Hi, I am Jennie Woods. I have been teaching Kindergarten at Brubaker since 2009 and have worked in the district since 2005. I have been teaching in early childhood education for 25 years , much of that in preschool and Head Start. Teaching kindergarten has always been my dream job and I love all the excitement for learning my students show each day.