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