Education Background: Bachelor of Social Work – Iowa State University Master of Social – The Ohio State University
Current Position: SUCCESS Case Manager at Roosevelt since 2000
Favorite Things about Roosevelt: the diversity of the student body and the general acceptance of all people by the student body and staff; working with staff who truly want to empower students and who work collaboratively.
What I enjoy in my free time: spending time with my immediate and extended family; yard work/gardening
Education Background: Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Master of Social Work, Clinical Focus, University of Iowa Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Minor in French), University of Minnesota
Current Position at Roosevelt: SPED Associate
My Favorite thing about Roosevelt: The diverse, awesome staff, students & community. I get to learn and have fun every day. Bonus that my own kids attend & or are TRHS alumni as well!
What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time: Keep up with my kids, spend time w/friends, family, my fiancé & his daughter. Travel. Cubs games, movies, museums, musicals, walks, read, listen to music, eat. Spend time outdoors. Dream about all the skills I hope to learn but never do- guitar, piano, sewing, etc.
How long I have been working at Roosevelt: Since October 2018
BA in Psychology and BS in Child, Adult, and Family Services from Iowa State University
MA in Counseling: School Counseling from University of Northern Iowa
Courses you teach-or put your title for non teachers:
School Counselor Ch-F
Favorite thing about Roosevelt:
Although I am just starting at Roosevelt I have already loved experiencing the energy from the students and staff. I love working with high school students and helping them carve their own path.
What hobbies or things you do in your free time:
I love to travel, listen to podcasts, spend time with my friends, family, and my dog Fletcher, cook, try new restaurants, and attend DSM events like the farmer’s market and various festivals!
Year that you started your ride at Roosevelt:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education form the University of Iowa
Master of Science in Education (Urban Education Cohort) from Drake University
Gifted and Talented Consultant
- GT Extended Learning Seminar
- GT Leadership and Mentorship
National Honor Society Faculty Representative
I grew up in the neighborhood. I have always loved Roosevelt and the community!
In my free time I love to travel, Scotland and Ireland are my favorite places. I love to learn new things. I also am trying to complete 50 5ks in five years.
I have been at Roosevelt since the fall of 2014!
Education Background: BA in counseling from Trinity International University.
Courses you teach-or put your title for non teachers: At-Risk Coordinator.
Favorite thing about Roosevelt: The students and Heidy Savage.
What hobbies or things you do in your free time: Golf, hunt, fish, hang out with my wife, son and lab.
How long have you been at Roosevelt: since 2019
BS in Social Work from University of Northern Iowa
My favorite thing about Roosevelt is the diversity of the students and teachers!
In my free time I enjoy thrift shopping and playing card/board games with friends and family.
I’ve been at Roosevelt for 1.5 years.
Casey “Nikki” Force
Education Background: B.S.E and B.A. Drake University M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington, Seattle M. Ed Educational Administration, Iowa State University
Current Position/teaching: Instructional Coach, AP US Government & Politics
What do you love about Roosevelt: I love working at Roosevelt because I live in the neighborhood and our diverse students teach me new things every day!
What do you enjoy to do in your free time: In my free time I love to read, exercise, and spend time with friends and family.
How many years have you been at Roosevelt: 4 years at Roosevelt
Education Background: Iowa State University, B.S. in Psychology – Drake University M.Ed. in Secondary School Counseling
Title: Licensed Professional School Counselor (fancy right!?)
Favorite thing about Roosevelt: Our students. They have taught me so much more than any class I gone to, conference or webinar I’ve ever attended, or staff PD. Our students are what keep me coming back.
What hobbies or things you do in your free time: Hiking, Biking, Reading, Watching movies, Spending time with my kids!
What year did you join Roosevelt: 2014
Education Background: BSA: Political Science; M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction; M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Current Position/teaching: Instructional Coach
What do you love about Roosevelt: I love working at Roosevelt because it has such a rich history. We have awesome students and staff who strive for excellence and contribute to ending injustice.
What do you enjoy to do in your free time: I love to watch scary movies and spend time with my husband and cat.
How many years have you been at Roosevelt: 4 years
Education Background: Proud Alumni of TRHS-2003 Double Bachelor’s Degree from GrandView University in Criminal Justice and Human Services.
Courses you teach: When I am not teaching the school of hard knock lives to students I am the full time Attendance Clerk/Librarian
Favorite thing about Roosevelt: I get to interact and bond with students on a daily basis in the same very high school I graduated from!
What hobbies or things that I enjoy in my free time: Watching Sports! I absolutely love going to hockey and baseball games. My goal is to attend at least one baseball game at every major league park! I am a Chicago fan all the way! Cubs,Black hawks,Bears,Bulls!
How long have I been at Roosevelt: This is my first year but 7th in the district!
I grew up in DM went to EAST
I graduated from Iowa State
I moved from Iowa in 1989 and lived in NY, MN, AZ and OR
I returned to DM in 2015
I have worked for public schools about 15 years
I love road trips and camping
Education Background: BA – Simpson College, Corporate Communications MEd – Drake University, School Counseling
Current Position: School Counselor
Favorite thing about Roosevelt: Our amazing students and families. I am challenged and inspired every day and feel blessed to be a part of the Roosevelt Family.
What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time: I love horseback riding, being outdoors and spending as much time as possible with my husband and kids.
How long have you been at Roosevelt: Been at Roosevelt: 4 Years
Education Background: Graduate of Des Moines East High School, Attended DMAAC back in the dark ages.
Title at Roosevelt: Bookkeeper
Favorite thing about Roosevelt: The beautiful architecture of the Roosevelt Building and the people I work with.
Free time: Baking, traveling
When did you ride start at Roosevelt: 2018
Current Position: Juvenile Court Liaison, Orchard Place
My favorite thing about Roosevelt: the amazing admin I get the pleasure of working with as well as the Rider Roast!
What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time: I enjoy spending time with my family being outdoors. I enjoy live music, camping, volleyball and grilling out.
How long have you been at Roosevelt: Almost 1 year