Team 8-1

Elizabeth Green

E: elizabeth.green@dmschools.org

Biography

I teach 6th and 7th grade math at Amos Hiatt Middle School.  This is my second year teaching at Hiatt and I have truly enjoyed working with the staff and forming relationships with my students.  I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Education and a minor in Special Education. I am originally from Harlan, Iowa and have lived in Des Moines for 2 years.

Haley Davis

8th Grade Science

E: haley.davis@dmschools.org

Biography

I currently teach 8th grade science at Amos Hiatt Middle School. This is my first year teaching at Hiatt and I am excited to be a part of a strong community. I graduated from Iowa State University with bachelor’s degree in biology and anthropology and a master’s degree in secondary science. Between getting my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, I worked at Monsanto. I enjoy taking my dog, Jasper, to the Ames Dog Park and Iowa Arboretum.

Jessica Klages

Language Arts

E: jessica.klages@dmschools.org

Marty Simpson

E: marty.simpson@dmschools.org

Biography

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.

Nikki Lair

8th Grade Civics

E: nichole.lair@dmschools.org

Biography

 

 

I’ve been teaching since 1998 and am lucky enough to love my job. I have had the privilege of teaching social studies, which is my passion. I was born in Des Moines but grew up in St. Charles, Iowa,  on a farm with my parents and my two brothers. I live in Des Moines and will be having my first baby in March of 2016.