5th Grade

Blaine Gillaspey

5th Grade Teacher

E: blaine.gillaspey@dmschools.org

Biography

Blaine Gillapsey grew up in Des Moines and attended Samuelson, Meredith, and then graduated from Hoover. He then went on to get his education degree at Iowa State Univeristy, then following that, he received his Masters of Science in Education at Drake. He started teaching in Des Moines in 1988 at Moulton and taught there for 15 years, including grades 2, 4, 5, and 6. He then came to Hanawalt in 2003 and has been teaching 5th grade ever since.

Chelsea Van Der Molen

5th Grade Teacher

E: chelsea.vandermolen@dmschools.org

Biography

Chelsea grew up in Newton, Iowa. She enjoys doing yoga and various outside activities with friends and family.  Chelsea attended Iowa State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in English Language Arts. Chelsea will start her masters at Drake University in January 2017 with an endorsement in Leadership. Chelsea previously student-taught kindergarten and then taught 4th grade here at Hanawalt for 3 years. This is her first year teaching 5th grade and is excited for another great school year!

 

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