Office & Operational Staff



  • M.A., School Administration, Viterbo University
  • B.A., Elementary Education, University of Iowa
  • Reading endorsement, University of Iowa
  • Valley High School, West Des Moines, Iowa

Proud to be an ADM Tiger!

After teaching in Chicago schools, I was thrilled to move back to central Iowa and join the ADM staff in 2001. For seven years I enjoyed being an ADM classroom teacher in second, third, and fifth grades. Being the principal at DeSoto Intermediate has been so rewarding, working with tremendously talented staff, supportive parents, and high-achieving students.

My husband, Nathan, and I spend most of our free time transporting our two children (Addison and Miller) to and from events. Watching movies or staying home to read a great novel are among two of my favorite ways to spend free time.

Living, working, and being a part of the ADM community has been a tremendously rewarding experience both professionally and personally.


  • M.A.: Instruction and Curriculum (Baker University
  • B.A.: English (Augustana College) and Special Education (Quincy University)
  • Notre Dame High School, Quincy, Illinois

My husband, Matt, and I moved to Adel in 2014, and we have two future Tiger children, Davis and Vivian. I spent seven years teaching special education and third grade in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City prior to teaching fourth grade at DeSoto Intermediate for six years. I truly enjoy every moment I spend at DeSoto Intermediate supporting teachers and students, and I feel blessed and privileged to call ADM my home.

I began as the DeSoto Administrative Assistant in December of 2007.  I have been with ADM Schools since 2001, however, starting in the lunch program and then substituting as an associate beginning in the fall of 2002.  I love interacting with this age group and being able to witness their excitement in learning!  I enjoy helping create a positive environment for teachers, staff, and students, and feel as if each is my ‘customer’.  

My husband, Kent, and I live on an acreage near Adel. I grew up near Lake City, Iowa. We have lived in Algona, Iowa, Casper, Wyoming, and then in 2001 we moved to our current home. We have three sons, and our boys were all a part of ADM.  Brad and his wife, Megan now live in North Dakota with their family.  Lane and his wife, Leah, live in Brooklyn, New York. Kyle lives and works close by in West Des Moines.

I enjoy family time, traveling, kayaking, and motivational and inspirational podcasts, books, and group studies.

ADM Tigers are the best!  #gladtobeatiger!

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