Room 114-Down By the Bay

Cindy Bowen

Associate-Mitchell Head Start

P: 515-242-8424 | E: cynthia.bowen@dmschools.org

Shawna Cooper

ECSE Associate-Mitchell Head Start

P: 515-242-8424 | E: shawna.cooper@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, my name is Shawna Cooper and I am the full-day associate in the Extended Day Program. I have worked in Early Childhood since March of 1995 and have been with Des Moines Public Schools since August of 2012. I graduated from Marshalltown Community College in December of 2011 with my Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a huge passion for teaching children and watching them explore and learn new things. When I am not working with children at school, I am taking care of my own family, taking careĀ of our farm animals, serving through my church, and helping out with the music booster club with my children.

Dori Hauser

Teacher-Mitchell Head Start

P: 515-242-8424 | E: dori.hauser@dmschools.org

Danielle Martens

ECSE Teacher-Mitchell Head Start

P: 515-242-8424 | E: danielle.martens@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello Families! My name is Danielle Martens. I will be the Early Childhood Special Education teacher in your child's classroom. This is my first year teaching with Des Moines Public Schools. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Go Panthers!). When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband Rob, and our kitten, Chief (we are Kansas City Chiefs fans). I love to explore the trails around the metro on my road bike and cook new recipes. I'm looking forward to an exciting year with your child!