Colleges Attended: UNI
Highest Degree Earned: Bachelors of Education from the University of Northern Iowa
Endorsements: Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies
Years of Experience: 9
Years at Hillis: 2
Original Hometown: Adel, Iowa
High School Attended: ADM High School
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
Years of Experience: 24
Years at Hillis: 7
Original Hometown: Des Moines
High School Attended: Hoover High School
Biography: Hello! My name is Jan (pronounced “yawn” like when you’re tired), and I started at Hillis helping 4th grade in April, but will be officially starting 2nd grade this school year. I cannot explain how excited I am to have my own class. The biggest aspects of my life are my family, friends, and soccer. If I am not experiencing all three of those at once, at least one is present. I also enjoy riding my bike around the various trails in Iowa, exploring new restaurants, and traveling.
Colleges Attended: University of Iowa (bachelors), Drake (masters)
Highest Degree Earned: Masters
Endorsements: Reading & ELL
Years of Experience: First one!
Years at Hillis: 3 months
Original Hometown: Sarajevo, Bosnia i Herzegovina
High School Attended: Roosevelt