2nd Grade

Nettie Bruen

2nd Grade Teacher

E: Nettie.Bruen@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • University of Northern Iowa- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Math and Middle School

Teaching Experience

  • 2nd Grade- 4 Years
  • 1st Grade- 6 Years

Family/Hobbies

  • I am married with three children: Natalie, Kenley and Oliver.  I enjoy spending time with the family in Iowa and Maine.

Chelsea Coop Arthur

2nd and 3rd Grade Core Teacher

Scott Decker

2nd Grade Teacher

E: scott.decker@dmschools.org

Biography

Classroom Twitter- https://twitter.com/riverwoodsdeck

Education

  • Drake University- pursuing Master's Degree in Culturally Responsive Leadership and Instruction
  • Wartburg College- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and Early Childhood

Teaching Experience

  • River Woods Elementary- 6 Years
  • Moulton Elementary- 12 Years

Family/Hobbies

  • I have a wife, two boys, two cats, and a very large Greyhound.  I enjoy watching sporting events, taking road trips, running, and watching movies.  I am an avid Star Wars, Marvel Superheroes, and Snoopy fan.  Go Cubs and Iowa Energy!

Sarah Harvey

2nd Grade Teacher

E: sarah.harvey@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Drake University- Master's in Literacy Education with an English Language Learner Endorsement
  • Wartburg College- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement

Teaching Experience

  • 3rd Grade- 6 years

Family/Hobbies

  • I live in Des Moines with my husband, two dogs, and one cat.  In my free time I like to go shopping and out for coffee with my mom, watch movies with my husband, read, and go for walks with my dogs.

Amy Vaughan

2nd Grade Teacher

E: amy.vaughan@dmschools.org