Posted July 22, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured, Email blast

Meet Missie Feuerbach

A well rounded educator, this second year teacher is one busy person throughout the year. During the school year, Hoover High School teacher Ms. Missie Feuerbach teaches ninth- through twelfth-grade students Family and Consumer Science. Her instructing doesn’t stop in May. She is head coach of Hoover’s softball team where

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Posted July 22, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Meet Angie Peltz

Inspired by her former third grade teacher, Mrs. McGarry, Angie Peltz knew she wanted to become a teacher. A graduate from the University of Northern Iowa where she received both her Bachelors and Masters, Angie teaches seventh grade math for Bondurant-Farrar Middle School. She was very fortunate growing up as

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Posted July 22, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

Meet Heather Weiss

For Heather Weiss, second grade teacher at Eason elementary, becoming a teacher was a natural choice. “Both my parents were teachers. I saw the influence my parents had on so many different kids. I knew at an early age, hey, I’d like to do that!” Throughout their careers, her parents

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Posted July 22, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Meet David Ford

David Ford has spent most of his career as a high school counselor. As students graduated, he always had a lingering question. “How are they doing?” He noticed those who were meeting goals stayed connected to the school. Those who weren’t, fell away. As an at-risk/counseling coordinator for the Southeast

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Posted July 22, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Meet Natalie Hedlund

The waning days of July are here, do you know what your kids have been doing all summer? If your answer has anything to do with too many days spent inside, glued to a phone, television, or electronic device, then Mrs.Natalie Hedlund just may have a helpful solution for the

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Posted July 22, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Meet Mark Busch

Footloose and fancy free, that is what summer means to most people. Teachers on summer break, are no exception to the rule. Mark Busch is heading into his third year after the break, as a science instructor at Southeast Polk High School, currently teaching chemistry to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Busch

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Meet Stacy Hoffman

Windsor Elementary was a high energy, motivating, very fun place to be for area elementary students this summer. For English Language Learner (ELL) students, the academic program was just as fun as the field trips they took. Windsor’s ELL program throughout the year is highly engaging and they didn’t hold

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

Meet Jeanne Peters

Jeanne Peters is one of the fourth grade teachers at North Ridge Elementary School in Grimes. She has taught in that building since it opened. She has also taught at Dallas Center, south Prairie, Van Meter, West Delaware and Belmond. Peters knew from when she was in third grade that

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Posted July 15, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured, Email blast

Meet Sarah Gubbels

Sarah Gubbels grew up in northeast Iowa in the town of Decorah, but her time at college at Iowa State University brought her to central Iowa. After graduation, she applied for a teaching job in the Ankeny Community School District, and she just finished her second year of teaching Spanish

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Winterset

Meet Jennifer Berns

The Winterset Elementary School has a new principal beginning with the 2015-16 school year. Jennifer Berns, pronounced [bar-uh ns], accepted the position this spring. She is originally from Waukee and received her elementary education degree from Iowa State University. Her first teaching position out of college was as a preschool

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