5th Grade

Saxon Dolan

5th Grade Teacher

E: saxon.dolan@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello!  My name is Saxon Dolan.  This is my third year of teaching.  I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  I attended Grand View University, where I majored in Elementary Education and earned endorsements in reading, language arts, and coaching.  I also played football at Grand View.  One of my hobbies is that I enjoy coaching.  I coach baseball and football.  In my classroom you will see students working in groups, using technology, and sharing their work.  I try to incorporate as many fun and engaging activities so our students are learning as well as having a blast!

Brooke Maxwell

5th Grade Teacher

E: brooke.maxwell@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to fifth grade!  My name is Brooke Maxwell and I have been teaching for 12 years in the Des Moines Public Schools. I did my undergraduate work at Upper Iowa University and The University of Northern Iowa where I earned my degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in Special Education and Early Childhood Education.   I later continued my studies at Drake University where I earned my Master’s Degree in Effective Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in Curriculum Design and Development.

I love teaching math and watching students explore and learn new strategies for solving complex problems.

In my spare time, you will find me enjoying time with my three children.   We love spending time at the lake- swimming, jet skiing, boating, fishing and relaxing.  As an avid Hawkeyes fan, you can always find me cheering as loud as I can on game day.

 

Katie Mishler

5th Grade Teacher

E: katelynn.mishler@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to fifth grade! My name is Katie Mishler and I am a first year teacher. I recently graduated from the University of Northern Iowa where I earned my degree in elementary education and endorsement in literacy. I love teaching reading and watching students grow and explore with literature. I am very excited for this new journey.

In my spare time you will find me enjoying quality time with my husband and three dogs. We are often out of town on weekends camping and taking in different scenic adventures. When I am not camping, I am spending time in the kitchen baking! I have a sweet tooth and some of my specialties consist of cherry pie, chocolate chip cookies, and coffee ice cream.