ELL

Bailey Andreotti

ELL

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: bailey.andreottibodra@dmschools.org

Class Description

ELL

Biography

“Hello! My name is Bailey Andreotti and I am the K-2 ELL teacher here at Perkins Elementary! I graduated from the University of South Dakota as a student athlete playing volleyball and obtained my  Physical Education teaching license. After moving back to the Des Moines area I decided to go back to school where I completed my Elementary Education and ELL endorsement from Grand View University.

At USD, I met my husband Ricardo. He was also a student athlete playing basketball. We have two children together; a son and a daughter! And I can’t forget about our dog!

I enjoy spending time with my family, being outside, playing competitive volleyball and learning from students about their culture and language!”

Nela Blanco

Bilingual Family Liaison

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: marianela.blanco@dmschools.org

Class Description

Bilingual Family Liaison

Biography

I have been working for DMPS as a Bilingual Community Worker since 2007. I was born in Costa Rica and moved to Iowa in 1994 following my mom's transfer to Pioneer Hi-Bred in Johnston Iowa. My primary language is Spanish but I am also fluent in English. I love to travel and learn as much as I can from all of the different countries our students are from. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, gardening and taking our dogs for walks.

Vincent Lucas

ELL

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: vincent.lucas@dmschools.org

Class Description

ELL

Biography

My name is Vincent Lucas and I have been teaching ELL in Des Moines for the past 6 years. I was born in a small town in Wyoming and attended college in Oregon, where I earned my Masters in education and K-12 ELL endorsement. Some of my interests outside of the classroom include volleyball, bike riding, movies and taking our dogs to the lake. A fun fact about myself is that I am 6 feet 10 inches tall and was an only child for 20 years of my life. Go Penguins! 😊