2nd Grade

Jessica Bandy

2nd grade teacher

E: jessica.bandy@dmschools.org

Biography

Colleges Attended: UNI

Highest Degree Earned: Bachelors of Education from the University of Northern Iowa

Endorsements: Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies

Years of Experience: 8

Years at Hillis: First year

Original Hometown: Adel, Iowa

High School Attended: ADM High School

Jenn McKay

2nd Grade

E: jennifer.mckay@dmschools.org

Biography

I taught 2nd grade for more than 13 years (all in Des Moines Public Schools).  This year I moved on to 3rd Grade! I have high expectations for students and enjoy watching them meet the expectations each year.  I also enjoy learning about each and every personality that makes up my classroom.

College(s) attended: Iowa State University, Viterbo University

Highest Degree Earned: Master’s-Elementary Education

Endorsement(s): literacy

Years of Experience: 24

Years at Hillis: 7

Original Hometown: Des Moines

High School Attended: Hoover High School

 

Gina Venteicher

2nd Grade Teacher

E: gina.venteicher@dmschools.org

Biography

Biography

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: 5

Years at Hillis: First year!

Original Hometown:Whiting, IA

High School Attended: Whiting Community School