Team 6-1

Cindy Windsor

6th Grade Science

E: cynthia.windsor@dmschools.org

Biography

I live in Des Moines with my husband and children and I enjoy laughing, relaxing, and spending my time with them whenever I can. In my free time I also enjoy going to the movies, going out to eat, or riding bikes. I love reading novels, being outdoors planting flowers, going for walks and watching reality TV. A favorite thing to do with friends is hanging out and talking for hours at a local coffee shop. I graduated from Iowa State in 1999 with my Bachelors in Earth and Physical Science; I earned my Masters from Drake University in 2009 in Effective Teaching with a focus on Urban Education. I have  been teaching Science since 2003 and all of those years have been at Hiatt~ I really enjoy this community, the families, and of course, the students!

Links

http://hiattscience.wikispaces.com/

 

 

http://sciencewithwindsor.weebly.com/

 

 

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Courtney Bright

E: courtney.bright@dmschools.org

Biography

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!!!!

Jenie Schmidt

Literacy Teacher

E: jenie.schmidt@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been teaching in the Des Moines Public Schools since 2002, all at Amos Hiatt. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Luther and my Master’s Degree from Graceland University. I am very proud to say I grew up on the Eastside of Des Moines. Growing up I attended Adams Elementary, Goodrell Middle School, and graduated from East High School. Go Scarlets!! When I am not at school I love spending time with my wonderful husband Mike and our beautiful daughter Allison.

 

Natalie Francis

E: natalie.francis@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been teaching in Des Moines Public Schools since 1995, and  I have been at Hiatt since 2011.  I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and remain a Panther fan. I am originally from Iowa City, so I am a Hawkeye fan as well.  My husband’s name is Rob, and we have 2 teenage children, Taylor and Marcus.  In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, walking and traveling.  Some of my favorite trips have been with the NASA Explorer School program.

Renee Johnson

Global Studies - 6th

E: renee.johnson@dmschools.org

Biography

I love teaching social studies at Hiatt.  I have 3 boys of my own, and we have a dog and 3 cats. When I have some free time, I enjoy reading, walking our dog, and watching the Cubs play baseball.

 

Links

http://hurricaneglobalstudies.weebly.com/index.html