Special Education

Amanda Welch

Special Education Consultant

E: amanda.welch@dmschools.org

Amy Riemer

1 on 1 Associate

E: amy.riemer@dmschools.org

Brenda Cornwell

E: brenda.cornwell@dmschools.org

Courtney Bright

E: courtney.bright@dmschools.org


I graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii.  I have been a teacher at Amos Hiatt Middle School for 9 years and volleyball coach for 7 years.  I have one son and am expecting a 2nd child in April 2013.  I enjoy spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and having fun with my family.  I am also the Iowa Director and Transport Coordinator for a midwest dog rescue that saves the lives of countless hunting dogs (German Shortharied Pointers and English Pointers).  My favorite thing about Hiatt is the students.  They make it fun to come to work every day!!!!

Genesis Ubinas

Behavior Disorder Teacher

P: 515-242-7774 | E: genesis.ubinas@dmschools.org

Kelly Giboo

BD teacher

P: 515.242.7774 | E: kelly.giboo@dmschools.org

Marty Simpson

E: marty.simpson@dmschools.org


I have been at Hiatt for two years in the special education department. I have lived in Des Moines all my life and am a graduate of Dowling High School and Upper Iowa University. I am married (Denise) and have two boys (Trent and Nick), the oldest at Ellsworth Community College and the youngest attends St. Theresa's School. I have enjoyed coaching youth sports and now enjoy watching my boys in their sports and time with my family.

Mary Barton

Sign Language Interpreter

E: mary.barton@dmschools.org

Michelle Vincent

Special Ed

E: michelle.vincent@dmschools.org

Sarah Civgin

Special Ed - Math

E: sarah.civgin@dmschools.org


My name is Sarah Amena Civgin, and this is my 3rd year at Amos Hiatt!  I am currently supporting 7th grade math. I graduated from Grand View University in 2012. I am married and have two big cats.