5th Grade

Rochelle Douglass

5th Grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: rochelle.douglass@dmschools.org

Class Description

5th Grade

Biography

This is my seventh year teaching for Des Moines Public Schools.  Prior to coming to the Des Moines School District, I taught fifth grade in Johnston, Iowa and Angleton, Texas.  This year is my nineteenth year of teaching.  When I’m not at school my three children, Kali (14), Ethan (12), and Emerson (2), my fiancé, Bill, and I enjoy spending time swimming, biking and walking. Three- fifth of our family members are black belts at Two Rivers Martial Arts and I instruct classes one evening a week!  When we are not out and about we enjoy hanging out at home in the company of our four-legged family members; our loud and affectionate cat, Snack (aka Hawkeye) and two yellow lab/retriever mixes, Lily and Jack. 

 

Courtney Starbuck

5th grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: courtney.starbuck@dmschools.org

Class Description

5th grade

Biography

I can remember being in 8th grade and have such admiration for my teacher, Mrs. Thompson.  I love how she was able to guide us through the challenging aspects of history.  She introduced us to novels that pushed me to look differently at my place in the world.  I decided that year I wanted to be a teacher.  I have now been teaching for 18 years!  It is my goal to guide my students to love learning as much as I do.

Nae Taylor

5th grade

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: nathella.taylor@dmschools.org

Class Description

5th grade