3rd Grade

Stacey Hanson

3rd Grade Teacher

E: stacey.hanson@dmschools.org

Carrie Harris

Third Grade Teacher

E: Carrie.Harris@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Grandview University- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading, Language Arts, and Math

Teaching Experience

  • Instructional Coach- 1 Year
  • 4th/5th Grade Reading and Math Support- 1 Year
  • 1st Grade in Woodward-Granger School District- 9 Years

Family/Hobbies

  • My husband, Chad, & I have two children, Cailynn and Chase. Chad owns his own business in the construction field. Cailynn enjoys going to gymnastics and school. Chase enjoys playing with trucks, riding his bike, and being outside. In the summer we enjoy going to car shows and Adventureland.

Joy Leibfried

3rd Grade Teacher

E: Joy.Leibfried@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Upper Iowa University- Bachelor's in Elementary Education
  • Endorsements in Reading and Language Arts

Teaching

  • 3rd Grade at River Woods- 1 year

Hobbies

  • I enjoy volunteering for The Fence Project of Des Moines: We strive to help dogs live an unchained life with their family.  I love spending time with my husband and pet family as well as fishing, camping, and traveling.

Zipporah Smith

3rd Grade Teacher

E: zipporah.smith@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • 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- 12 Years
  • Des Moines Public Schools- 13 Years

Family/Hobbies

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