ELL

Nela Blanco

ELL

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

Class Description

ELL

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 was born in Lander, Wyoming. I attended college at Eastern Oregon University and received my Masters in Teaching as well as my ELL K-12 endorsement. I have taught at four different elementary schools around Des Moines and am so glad to have found a home at Perkins! Some of my interests include volleyball, tennis, bike riding and movies. 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!

 

Jeni Pulliam

ELL

P: (515) 242-8430 | E: jeni.pulliam@dmschools.org

Class Description

ELL

Biography

I have been teaching for Des Moines Public Schools since 2007.  Prior to DMPS I taught in Thailand and Germany. I love learning about new cultures and languages. Outside of school I love to go to the Art Center or play with my dogs.