3rd Grade

Chelsea Coop Arthur

2nd and 3rd Grade Core Teacher

Stacey Hanson

3rd Grade Teacher

Joy Leibfried

3rd Grade Teacher

E: Joy.Leibfried@dmschools.org

Zipporah Smith

3rd Grade Teacher

E: zipporah.smith@dmschools.org



  • Drake University- pursuing Master's Degree in Culturally Responsive Leadership and Instruction
  • Iowa State University- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Teaching Experience

  • River Woods Elementary- 11 Years
  • Des Moines Public Schools- 12 Years


  • My daughter and I enjoy doing anything outside.  We especially love riding our bikes, hiking, and swimming.

Shelby Suits

3rd Grade Teacher

E: shelby.suits@dmschools.org