1st Grade

Linda Beeman

1st Grade Teacher

E: linda.beeman@dmschools.org


This is Linda  Beeman's 17th year of teaching. She graduated from Iowa State and taught Kindergarten at Phillips Elementary in Des Moines for 15 years.
This is her third year of teaching First Grade at Hanawalt after subbing here for 5 years.
She and her husband, Dave, live in the Hanawalt neighborhood. Their three children attended Hanawalt. Mrs. Beeman enjoys reading, spending time with family, going to movies and walking their cocker spaniel, Lady.


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Megan Miller

First Grade

E: megan.miller@dmschools.org


Megan Miller graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with endorsements in Special Education. She began her teaching career at Hanawalt in 2014. Megan enjoys working in first grade because she loves to see the growth that students make through the year! Megan is married and lives in Des Moines with her husband, Bradley. Together, they enjoy watching & attending hockey games, rollerblading, and traveling.


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Gwen Roth

1st Grade Teacher

E: gwen.roth-rauen@dmschools.org

Class Description

My name is Ms. Roth. I coming from King Elementary in DMPS where I taught kindergarten for thirteen years. I am also a licensed nurse. I have about 20 years of teaching experience, but this is the first time  teaching 1st grade. I have two adult sons who started college this month and an 11 year old daughterwho started middle school at Callanan. I had a terrific first day with my awesome new group of students. I am very happy to be here with the lovely staff, students and families of Hanawalt. I want to say thank you to everyone for the kindness, support and help extended to me as I adjust to my new job.I am looking forward to a super year!