7th Grade Team

Judith Fallbacher

Individuals & Societies/Science

E: judith.fallbacher@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! I'm Ms. Fallbacher ((soon to be Mrs. Norenberg)) I teach 7th grade Science and Individuals and Societies. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL ((Da Bears!)) and moved to Des Moines for college at Drake University! ((Go Bulldogs!)) I enjoy biking, painting and going to the downtown farmers market! I love being part of the Pride of Des Moines!

Sarah Knobloch

Individuals & Societies/Language & Literature

E: sarah.knobloch@dmschools.org

Biography

I come from Illinois, where I received both my Bachelor's and Master' degrees in Education. I began at Goodrell in 2007. I now live in Altoona with my husband, Paul, and my son, Alex. My oldest son, Alan currently lives on the west coast, with his wife and my two grandsons.

Janelle Kockler

Individuals & Societies/Mathematics

E: janelle.kockler@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been a math teacher for the Des Moines Public Schools since I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1988. Most of those years have been at Goodrell Middle School. I am married to my husband, Mike, and have 2 sons, Paul and Zachary. I enjoy gardening, reading and baking.

Links

My blog with math activities and games to practice your math skills is www.kocklermath.blogspot.com.

Shane Lucas

Individuals & Societies/Language & Literature

E: shane.lucas@dmschools.org

Brad Manson

Individuals & Societies/Science

E: bradley.manson@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Mr. Manson. Besides teaching, I coach the 8th grade football team for East High School. In my free time I enjoy time with my family, working out, watching sports and reading. I teach language arts and civics. I look forward to working with you and getting to know you throughout the year.

Kalee Wolf

Individuals & Societies/Mathematics

E: kalee.wolf@dmschools.org

Biography

I am a 2003 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. I have degrees in Elementary and Middle Level Education with a mathematics minor. I am very proud to be a Panther! I have been teaching math in the Des Moines Public Schools since the fall of 2003. I am married to my husband, Michael, and we have a daughter. When I'm not teaching math, I enjoy singing, reading and spending time with our new baby.