1st Grade

Mary McKay

1st Grade

E: mary.mckay@dmschools.org


Colleges Attended: University of Northern Iowa for 2 years, Northeastern Illinois University, Iowa State University, and Drake.

Highest Degree Earned: Master's Degree

Endorsements: Social Studies Endorsement

Years of Experience: 21 years with DMPS, 5 years teaching preschool.

Years at Hillis: 11 years

Hometown:  Storm Lake

High School Attended: St. Mary's High School


Janelle Schultz

1st Grade Teacher

E: janelle.schultz@dmschools.org


My name is Janelle Schultz.  I have a husband, 2 children, and a crazy dog.  I have taught first grade for many years and I love it!  First grade is great because the children grow and change so much.

Colleges Attended:  University of Northern Iowa and Viterbo

Highest Degree:  Masters

Endorsements:  Early Childhood and K-8 Reading Endorsement

Years of Experience: 28

Years at Hillis: 26

High School Attended:  Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa

Gina Venteicher

1st Grade Teacher

E: gina.venteicher@dmschools.org



Colleges Attended: Central College in Pella, IA and Drake University in DSM, IA

Highest Degree Earned: Master of Science in Teaching

Endorsements: Reading

Years of Experience: 6

Years at Hillis: 2

Original Hometown:Whiting, IA

High School Attended: Whiting Community School