5th Grade

Odessa Peake

5th Grade Teacher

E: odessa.peake@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Iowa State University - Masters in Administration
  • University of Northern Iowa- Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Mental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disabilities.

Teaching Experience

  • Volunteer Instructor with Investing In My Future and Corinthian Jump Start Tutoring program
  • 7 years 5th Grade at River Woods Elementary
  • 15 years 5th Grade and Assistant Principal at Stowe Elementary
  • 5 years Behavior Disabilites
  • 2 years in Tunisia North Africa with the Peace Corps

Family/Hobbies

  • I am from Des Moines and have lived here most of my life. I attended King Elementary the first year it was opened and graduated from Roosevelt High School. After Graduating from UNI my husband and I both taught in Tunisia North Africa for 2 years as Peace Corps volunteers.  I have two daughters both in their 20’s and one granddaughter. On my free time I am active in my local church and enjoy movies and shopping.

 

 

Scott Poole

5th Grade Teacher

E: scott.poole@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Upper Iowa University-Bachelor's in Elementary Education with an endorsement in English/Language Arts

Teaching Experience

  • 5th Grade- 11 Years
  • 3rd Grade- 1 Year

Debra Pratt

5th Grade Teacher

E: debra.pratt@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Iowa State University- Master's Degree in Education
  • Iowa State University- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Teaching Experience

  • I'm in my 31st year of teaching.  I have taught 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade.

Family/Hobbies

  • I am married with one daughter.  I enjoy reading, watching movies , attending sporting events and spending time with family.

Kelsey Wall

5th Grade Teacher

E: Kelsey.Wall@dmschools.org