This year is my 31st year as an educator; my first as principal. I have taught all grades Kindergarten through 3rd before adding roles of instructional coach, educational consultant, and Associate Principal. I am excited to serve the Windsor Community! In my free time I enjoy biking, running, reading, and spending time with my pets, friends, and family. My goal as an educator is to welcome, affirm, and empower all staff and students to learn, grow, and succeed, and to embrace families and community as essential partners in this. We’re all in this together!
I am very excited to begin my 22nd year as an educator in the role of Associate Principal at Windsor Elementary! My teaching career began in Los Angeles before moving to Des Moines where I’ve worked the past 17 years. I have taught 1st through 4th grades as a classroom teacher, worked as a reading and math interventionist, and most recently served as an instructional coach prior to coming to Windsor. I am passionate about working with students and adults to cultivate a sense of belonging and love of learning in this beautiful school of ours. I have four children who also attend Des Moines Public Schools, and I also love to travel, read, and watch baseball (Go Dodgers!). I am thrilled to join Windsor and know you will feel the commitment to our students the minute you walk in our doors. Please reach out with any questions/needs you may have. I’m happy to help!
This is my 1st year as a school nurse, and I could not be more excited! I spent the last year and a half in post anesthesia care, waking up infants to elderly from surgery. I subbed in DMPS as a nurse last year and found that school nursing may be my niche. I am excited to serve the Windsor Community. In my free time, I can be found playing pickleball, doing yoga, spending time with my cat and husband, and advocating for the local food system. My goal as a school nurse is to promote health and well-being, serve as an advocate, and be a resource of health education for the Windsor community.