Art/Library/Music/P.E.

Heather Bagley

Music Teacher

E: heather.bagley@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Briar Cliff University- Bachelor's Degree in Music

Teaching Experience

  • K-5 Music at River Woods Elementary-3 Years
  • K-8 Music at Sacred Heart School in Sioux City, IA- 7 Years

Family/Hobbies

  •  When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, cooking and visiting family and friends.  I enjoy traveling and learning about World Music Drumming!

Jim Carrico

Art Teacher

E: jimmie.carrico@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Viterbo University- Masters in Education
  • Simpson College- Bachelor's in Art, Theater, and Speech

Teaching Experience

  • Art at River Woods- 16 Years
  • Des Moines Public Schools- 30 Years

Family/Hobbies

My favorite time of the year is the Spring and Summer.  You will find me outside all the time digging and planting in my yard.  I believe all students can learn, no matter what type of background they come from.  I love watching my students grow into responsible artists.

 

Nancy Doughty

Physical Education Teacher

E: Nancy.Doughty@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Drake University- Bachelor's in Education with an endorsement in Reading
  • St. Ambrose University- Physical Education endorsement

Teaching Experience

  • Excited to start my first year as a physical education teacher at River Woods Elementary this school year!
  • Kindergarten and 3rd grade Reading and Math Interventionist- 1 year at Morris Elementary
  • Substitute Teacher- 2 years in Waukee and West Des Moines School Districts

Family/Hobbies

  • I am married to my husband Steve.  We have two children together and have two grandsons.  My family is very important to me and I enjoy spending time with them.  I love to run and I have completed 20 marathons.  I also enjoy triathlons and have complete 2 full Ironmans.  I also enjoy kickboxing and I have been a member of Farrell's for three years.  I love to be outdoors and finding new adventures.  I also enjoy reading.   My summer job is teaching swim lessons.  I feel it is very important for child to learn to swim.  My lifestyle is focused on being healthy and living life to the fullest!

Mari McRoberts

Library Associate

E: mari.mcroberts@dmschools.org