ELL Teachers

Celeste Rosas

8th Grade English Language Learners

E: celeste.rosas@dmschools.org

Katie Holcomb

English Language Learning

E: katie.holcomb@dmschools.org

Lisa Cook

English Language Learning

E: lisa.cook@dmschools.org

Qynne Zizis

ELL Instructional Coach

P: 563-219-1219 | E: QYNNE.ZIZIS@dmschools.org


My name is Qynne Zizis.  I am originally from Preston, Iowa which is very close to the Mississippi River.  I received my undergraduate degree in German Education with a minor in TESOL from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and my Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Northern Iowa.  This fall, I will start my second master's degree and ultimately a PhD in Educational Leadership at Iowa State University.  I have been in education since 2009 and have taught in New York City, Waterloo, IA, and now Des Moines!

I LOVE ELL! I learn so much from ELL students and their families! I am ecstatic about my new role which includes both helping teachers instruct ELL students in the content areas as well as building cultural awareness for DMPS staff in regard to our diverse ELL student population.

Twitter: @qynnezizis