I know that Goodrell is the best Middle School in Des Moines and feel very lucky to be a part of this community. I have my BA in Elementary Education with math and middle school endorsements. I started teaching at Goodrell in 2005. When I am not at school I love hanging out with my wife and 2 daughters. We enjoy biking, gardening, and doing anything outdoors.
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 enjoy time with my family, baking, walking and gardening.
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.
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!