My name is Justin Ballard. My teaching career has spanned over 17 years. I have experience teaching second through fifth grade. I received my masters in administration and am currently utilizing that degree through the Dean of Students role here at Windsor. In addition to being the Dean, I am also an Instructional coach, dedicated to guide and assist teachers in their own learning and growth.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my wife and two boys. My boys are 17 and 19. (For my own safety, I will not disclose the age of my wife). I enjoy fishing, my dogs, reading, and riding my bike.
Hi my name is Casey Brown. I have been with DMPS for 10 years in many positions including Sub Associate, ELL Associate and SPED Associate. I have an Associates Degree from DMACC in General Studies with certifications in Management, Accounting, Supervision and Digital Marketing. I am enrolled at Simpson College currently working on my BA in Human Services with a Sociology Minor. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and pets. I also enjoy being the Office Manager at Windsor and spending time with the students.
My name is Scott Nichols and I am now in my 10th year as principal of Windsor Elementary. It seems crazy how fast the time has gone! Prior to Windsor, I was a Dean of Students for two years at River Woods Elementary in Des Moines and I was a classroom teacher in Knoxville, Iowa and Humboldt, Iowa for 15 years before coming to DMPS. I have a Bachelor’s degree for Iowa State University in Elementary Education, I have a Mater’s Degree from Drake University in ETLL – Curriculum, and a Specialist’s Degree from Drake University in Educational Leadership.
I have a wife, Stacie, and two children – one in college and one that is out of school and just got married this last summer. I am very active in the community through the Lion’s Club and I was also a Boy Scout Leader for 12 years. In my spare time I enjoy watching Iowa State, reading, playing cards, and bowling – or at least trying to bowl.