5th Grade

Traci Merical

5th Grade Teacher

P: 5152428440 | E: traci.merical@dmschools.org

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

Rachel Zimmerman

5th Grade Teacher

P: 5152428440 | E: rachel.zimmerman@dmschools.org


I graduated Iowa State University in December of 2017, and this will be my first year of teaching! I'm originally from Harlan, IA where I grew up on my family's dairy farm alongside my twin sister, Emily, and my younger brother, Josh. I just recently moved to Des Moines, and I'm so excited to begin my teaching career in such a wonderful city and school.