Welcome to room 221! My name is Courtney Brewer and I graduated from Iowa State in 2002 with a degree in Elementary Education and an Art Emphasis. This is my sixteenth year teaching Kindergarten. I live in Norwalk with my two children, Carly who is a sixth grader and Luke who is a fourth-grader here at Perkins. I have my own floral business and enjoy doing wedding flowers part-time. I also enjoy running, biking with the family, traveling, reading, playing tennis, and walking our three dogs. I love teaching kindergarten and try to make learning fun and memorable for the little ones! I truly believe Perkins is the best place to learn!
Tara Gonzalez Hernandez
My name is Tara Gonzalez. This is my 7th year teaching. I have worked at DMPS 4 years now. The last 3 years I have been a K-3 special education teacher. This year I am very excited to be moving back to kindergarten.
I grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa. I went to Graceland University for my undergrad where I majored in Elementary Education with endorsements in special education, coaching, and reading. I received my masters in administration from Fort Hays State University. When I’m not teaching I love being outside, boating, biking, camping, fishing, and kayaking with my husband and two dogs!
I’m excited for my second year at Perkins and my first in kindergarten!
Hi! My name is Tracey Jackman and I am a kindergarten teacher at Perkins. I have been lucky enough to teach at Perkins for the past 26 years. I love to read, do yoga, and go on bike rides. My husband and I have two children. Chase is a graduate from the University of Iowa and Josie is finishing up her degree to become a teacher. I absolutely love teaching and have enjoyed teaching 4th grade, 5th grade, and am now currently in kindergarten. Go Penguins!
Welcome to Perkins and Mrs. Lundy’s kindergarten! I have been teaching with Des Moines Schools since 1998, and have been teaching kindergarten at Perkins since 2008. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Teaching Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children from Iowa State University. My husband, Erik, and I have lived right across the street for 20 years, and we love this neighborhood! We have two daughters, Josie and Megan. Josie is a senior at ISU, and Megan is a junior at Roosevelt. I am active with Perkins PTA and Student Council. I am also a coach for the Perkins Battle of the Books group. In my spare time, I love to go to movies, read, watch ISU football and basketball, and hang out with my family and friends.