This week’s Staff Spotlight: Paige Schmit- 1st Grade Teacher Where did you grow up? Pella What are your hobbies and interests? Yoga, shopping online, playing with my girls Aside from necessities, what is one thing could you not go a day without? yoga pants Where did you go to college? University of Iowa How long have you been teaching? 9 years What is your favorite game or sport to play? I enjoy watching all sports, but my ultimate favorites are, football, golf, and March Madness What is a little known fact about yourself? I have a gift of finding things on Amazon.
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Sara Schrodt- Kindergarten teacher Tell us about your family: My husband, Andy, works in agricultural construction. Our oldest, Rebecca, teaches 4th grade and lives in Waukee, along with her husband and dog, Remy. Another daughter, Gracen, attends DMACC and is majoring in business. Our son, Sam, is a junior in high school and is involved in basketball and track, along with several other clubs. Our youngest, Chloe, is a freshman. She plays volleyball, is a basketball cheerleader, and runs track. We have 2 labs - Harley and Oscar. We live on an acreage outside of Winterset. Where did you grow up? On an acreage outside of Gladbrook, IA What are your hobbies and interests? Gardening, reading, traveling, and cheering my kids on at sporting events What are your favorite things? Sunshine, coffee, flowers, and books What is a little known fact about yourself? I was a foreign exchange student in high school How would your friends describe you? I love to host gatherings/parties and I'm always up for an adventure. Where is the best place you’ve visited? My husband and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary in Italy last summer. Who is your hero? Why? My dad. Growing up, my siblings and I were far from perfect but he, never once, lost his temper with us. One time, I was going too fast on our gravel road and put my car in the ditch. He simply asked me if I was OK and told me the number of times that it had happened to him. He's also taught me the importance of relationships, being a good conversationalist, and lending a hand. Aside from necessities, what is one thing could you not go a day without? Music Where did you go to college? UNI How long have you been teaching? 23 years Why did you get into teaching? I have a piece of writing from 1st grade where I announced that I would be a teacher when I grew up. My mom was a teacher and I loved how she always had such a good relationship with her students and their parents. I grew up in a small town so visiting my own teachers in their homes was common practice - they were always so kind and caring and made me feel like the most important child in the world. I've always been d
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Kirstie Seiler- 2nd Grade Teacher What are your hobbies and interests? Reading, spending time with family, watching game shows How long have you been teaching? 18 years Where did you grow up? West Des Moines Tell us about your family: My husband Pat owns a construction business. We have 3 children. Karlie is in Pharmacy School at the University of Iowa. Our son Alec is in his 3rd year studying computer science at the University of Iowa. Our daughter Kendall is a freshman at Iowa State. How would your friends describe you? Loud, funny, and caring. Aside from necessities, what is one thing could you not go a day without? Talking to my kids even if it is through texts. Where did you go to college? got my degree in teaching from Upper Iowa University in West Des Moines. Why did you get into teaching? I had been working at an insurance company for 10 years training adults on various systems. The company was closing the West Des Moines office and I realized how much I liked training people so I decided to go back to school to get a degree in teaching. My oldest daughter was 2 years and my son was 4 months old when I went back to school. I was pregnant with my youngest daughter when I student taught. What is the best part of teaching? The students and the BV family.
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Jamie Seiler- Physical Education Teacher What are a few of your favorite things? Hawkeye Football, my 3 boys, Doritos (red bag), Netflix What are your hobbies? Running, Sculpt Yoga and fishing How long have you been teaching? This is my 19th year of teaching. Where did you grow up? Council Bluffs, Iowa Tell us about your family: I have 3 amazing boys. Luke is a Junior, Ty is an 8th grader and Cael is in 6th grade. What is a little known fact about yourself? I played rugby at UNI. What is the most daring thing you have done? Cliff jumping in the Ozarks If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Relax on a beach What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? I LOVE to watch college football. My favorite sport to play was softball. What is the best thing about teaching? When kids leave my class smiling, sweating and telling me thank you!
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Rebekah Cooper- Special Education Teacher What are a few of your favorite things? chocolate, pigs, campfires, my nieces, reading, spending time with family and friends What are your hobbies and interests? I love to bake! Where is the best place you’ve ever visited? Greece What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Trapeze!!! What are your pet peeves? Listening to others chew, when I'm not eating also and when people don't use their turning signals while driving. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? I would go swimming with whales in Tonga or snorkeling with sea turtles in Hawaii!!
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Jen Johnson- Kindergarten teacher What are a few of your favorite things? Exercise, shopping, quiet moments reading in front of the fireplace, early morning sunrises, sports (especially watching my boys play basketball, baseball, football, and golf, vacations, time with family and friends, hot coffee, meals made for me ;), and so much more... How long have you been teaching? This is year 20 in kindergarten! Yikes! I like to think I'm a tiny bit crazy and have earned many angels wings. Where did you grow up? Alburnett, IA Tell us about your family: My husband, Jason, works for the USDA/NRCS as a public affairs specialist. We have 3 sons: Spencer 8th grade, Carter 7th grade, and Graham 5th grade. We live in WDM and the boys attend(ed) Brookview. What is a little known fact about yourself? I once appeared on The Price is Right! No joke! Yes, I did make it on stage. Yes, I did get to keep the prize I bid on to make it on stage (an outdoor swing). Yes, I did kiss Bob Barker on the cheek (2x). Yes, I played Crazy 8 for a chance to win a car (a Pontiac Grand Prix). No, I did not win. Yes, I did get to spin the big wheel. No, I did not make it into the showcase showdown... I spun a total of $1.05 How would your friends describe you? I think my friends would describe me as energetic; always wearing a smile and willing to help out or join in the fun. Who is your hero? Why? My hero is my Grandma Genevieve. She lived a simple life on the family farm. She was dedicated to her family and worked hard every day of her life. She taught me to value nature's beauty, to put other's first, to not take anything for granted, and to never estimate the power of faith.
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It is NATIONAL MARLYS DAY! We are so lucky to work with the very, very best! Thank you Marlys for all you do!!
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Happy Kindergarten Day to this amazing crew! 💜
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Erin Peek- Guidance Counselor What are your hobbies and interests? I love to run. I run early in the morning. It is my favorite time of day to reflect and soak in everything around me. I also love to garden. My family enjoys eating our harvest from our garden year round. How long have you been teaching? This is my 11th year teaching Where did you grow up? My dad is a pastor, so my family moved around a lot. I have lived in 3 different states, but I spent the longest time in a small town in Northwest Iowa called Rock Valley Where did you go to college? I went to Central College for my undergraduate degree and Buena Vista for my school counseling degree Tell us about your family: My husband Jeff and I have been married for 10 years. I have a 7 year old Harper and a 4 year old Bowen. Aside from necessities, what is one thing you could not go a day without? Bananas! I eat one every day. I feel a little off if I don't get my daily dose of bananas in the morning. :) What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Ran a half marathon. I was scared to try my first one, but after finishing my first one, I ran 3 more! I am trying to be brave enough to try a full marathon! If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Sit on a beach. I love the soaking up the sun and the sound of the waves hitting the shore.
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Jackie Fioritto- 4th Grade Teacher Where did you grow up? Arlington Heights, IL Tell us about your family: Husband, Tom Son, Henry Dog, Wally Where is the best place you’ve ever visited? New Zealand--I got to student teach there. What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? Blackhawks Hockey! Aside from necessities, what is one thing you could not go without? Coffee Where did you go to college? St. Norbert College Why did you get into teaching? I grew up with a large family and loved helping my younger siblings with homework.
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Brookview Elementary
8000 EP True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact

Phone: 515.987.5166
Attendance: 515.987.2744
Fax: 515.225.4578

School Time

Regular: 8:50 - 3:40
Early Dismissal: 1:40

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656

Number of students enrolled at Brookview

2001

Year Brookview opened

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