5th Grade

Justin Ballard

5th Grade Teacher/Dean of Students

P: 515-242-8440 | E: justin.ballard@dmschools.org

Josh Buyck

5th Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8440 | E: joshua.buyck@dmschools.org


Josh has been teaching at Windsor since 2012.  He grew up in Algona, IA and later recieved his BA in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Northern Iowa. Josh enjoys spending time with family and friends and being active.

Amy Nichol

5th 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