Science

Wendy Gibb

Science Teacher

E: wendy.gibb-johnson@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me:

I have been teaching in DMPS since 1999. I have taught science and math in grades 5-8. I look forward to working with students each day. Building relationships with my students is a priority in my classroom along with learning science! Outside of school I enjoy gardening, travel and spending time with my daughter.

Education:

BS in Education from Iowa State University

Teaching Experience:

1999-2004 Merrill Middle School

2004-2005 Park Ave Elementary 

2005-2015 Goodrell Middle School

2015-2016 Induction Coach for DMPS new teachers

2016-present Hoyt Middle School

Christine Giblin

7th Grade Science

E: christine.giblin@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me

This is my 16th year at Hoyt Middle School.  I really enjoy teaching 7th grade science.  My husband and I have three fantastic and very busy children.  Outside of the school day, I teach dance at Betty Hill Dance studios.  I was born and raised in Des Moines and was educated in the Des Moines Public School system as well.   I enjoy traveling, theme parks, waterparks, reading, dancing and anything that is competitive.

 

Education

B.S. in Elementary Education- University of Iowa

Endorsements in Science K-8

Teaching Experience

Hoyt Middle School 1997 to present : Classroom teacher- 7th and 8th grade science

Links

http://www.Giblinscience.weebly.com

Megan Glaser

6th Grade Science

E: megan.glaser@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me

I have been teaching science at Hoyt since 2010. In addition to teaching, I also serve as team leader and demonstration teacher, as well as being a part of the building leadership team. Outside of school, I like to spend time with my husband Michael, and I also like to read, watch sports, do home re-models, and go to movies. 

Education

B.S. in Elementary Education- University of Northern Iowa

Endorsements in reading (grades K-12) and all science (grades K-12)

 

Teaching Experience

Hoyt Middle School 2010-Present: Classroom teacher- 6th grade science

 

Links

http://altemeier.weebly.com

Megan Gretlein

8th Grade Math/Science

E: megan.gretlein@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me

I started my teaching experience at Hoyt in 2015. I teach 8th grade Math and Science. I enjoy spending my time outside of school with friends and family, exploring Des Moines and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and Denver Broncos.

Education

B.S in Science Education – Chemistry – University of Iowa
Masters of Arts in Teaching – Drake University

Endorsements:

Chemistry 6-12

All Science 6-12

STEM Certified

Middle School Math 5-8

Middle School Science 6-8

 

Teaching Experience

Hoyt Middle School: 2015 - Present

Suzanne Morecock

Special Education Strategist

E: suzanne.morecock@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me

This is my second year at Hoyt Middle School.  This year, I work in the special education program teaching math.   I love to spend my free time reading, scrapbooking, crafting, gardening, equine activities, and family fun.  Many weekends are spent with my daughter at horse shows.

 

Education

B.S. in K-8 Education- Buena Vista College

Certification in Coaching

M.S. Special Educational - Drake University

 

Teaching Experience

Creative Country Day School 1974 – 1975 Pre-School ages 3 and 4.

Westchester Schools 1975 – 1976 Elementary Education Substitute Teacher

PCM Community Schools 1990 – 1993 Substitute Teacher K-12

Colfax/Mingo Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12

Newton Community Schools 1990 - 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12

Pleasantville Community Schools 1990 - 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12

Southeast Polk Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher k-12

Knoxville Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12

Lynnville/Sully Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher  Elementary

PCM Community Schools 1993 to 2003 High School Special Education Teacher Multi Categorical Level  II Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Knoxville Community Schools 2003 -2011 High School Special Education Teacher Multi Categorical Level II, Grades 9, 10, 11,and 12.

Hoyt Middle School 2011-2013: Special Education Level II Math Teacher Grade 6, 7 and 8.

 

 

Links

http://suzannemorecock.weebly.com/

Michelle Volquardsen

Science

E: michelle.volquardsen@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me

I have been teaching at Hoyt Middle School since 2014. I have a passion for students figuring out how the world works, discovering new ideas, and having a growth mindset. Outside of school, I spend time with family and friends, walk outside, go to coffee shops, and watch all kinds of movies.

Education

B.S. in Secondary Education from Drake University

Endorsements in 5-12 All Science and Biology

Teaching Experience

Hoyt Middle School 2014-Present: Classroom Teacher 6th and 8th Grade Science