3rd Grade

Alisa Heemskerk

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8440 | E: alisa.heemskerk@dmschools.org

Amy Nichol

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8440 | E: amy.nichol@dmschools.org

Class Description

I have been teaching in Des Moines for 15 years.  I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1999, and earned my master's degree from Grand Canyon University in 2013.  This will be my fourth year at Windsor Elementary.  Before teaching at Windsor, I taught special education and 2nd grade at Capitol View Elementary, and 3rd grade at Edmunds Elementary.
My husband and I live in Clive with our 3 children Adison, Grace, and Brady, and our dog Dash

Kate Rodriguez

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8440 | E: alissa.rodriguez@dmschools.org


Mrs. Rodriguez graduated from Iowa State University with a teaching degree. After college she joined the Peace Corps in Costa Rica.  In Costa Rica, Mrs. Rodriguez taught environmental education and English in public elementary schools. She has been a teacher in Des Moines since 1999 and at Windsor since 2007.  In Des Moines she has taught Spanish, 4th grade, and 5th grade.  Mrs. Rodriguez also earned her Master’s degree in Education from Viterbo University in 2010.