Special Education


DeAnn Clancy

SPED Assocate

E: deann.clancy@dmschools.org

Bill Collins

Special Education - 8th Grade - Math

E: william.collins@dmschools.org




Roxanne Darr

Special Education - 7th Grade Mathematics

E: roxanne.darr@dmschools.org


I am excited to work with the students and staff at Goodrell! My role is teaching  7th Grade Mathematics. I hold a dual degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Western Governors University. My husband and I live in Grimes and we enjoy golf, movies, spending time with friends and family, and singing and playing guitar.


Becky Juhl

Special Education - 6th Grade Language & Literature

E: rebecca.juhl@dmschools.org


Lorrie Kingen

Special Education - 6th Grade Mathematics

E: lorrie.kingen@dmschools.org


Pat Lowe

7th grade - Individual & Societies

E: patrick.lowe@dmschools.org


I am the special education behavior interventionist here at Goodrell. I started teaching in 2000 as a special education teacher at Hoover High School where I also coached baseball, football, and swimming. I have lived on the East side of Des Moines my entire life. I went to Brooks Elementary School, Goodrell Middle School, and East High School. I am extremely lucky to be working at such a wonderful school in my own neighborhood. My wife Erin is a teacher at Pleasant Hill Elementary and we have one son, Tyler. I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, and cheering on the Bears, Cubs, and Hawkeyes.

Shane Lucas

Special Education - 8th grade - Language & Literature

E: shane.lucas@dmschools.org


Darlene Meidenbauer

Special Education - 7th Grade Language & Literature

E: darlene.meidenbauer@dmschools.org


In 2008, I graduated from Drake University with a degree in with my BSE in Education with endorsements in Special Education and Reading. It was always my desire to be a teacher, it took me a long time to get here and I like to admit teaching is where I belong. I started teaching Special Education at Meredith Middle School in 2008 and came to the Goodrell Special Education team in 2012. I have been married to my husband Eric for over 25 years we have a daughter Kassidy and a son William. My favorite activities outside of school are swimming, and spending time with my family and friends.


Pat Merical

SPED Assocate

E: patricia.merical@dmschools.org


Chelsea Rutter

Special Education - Language & Literature, Sciences, and Individuals & Societies

E: chelsea.rutter@dmschools.org