5th Grade

Robert Chicoine

Fifth Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: robert.chicoine@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Iowa State University - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, specialization in Social Studies

Teaching Experience

  • Houston, Texas - Sixth grade social studies for one year
  • Las Vegas, Nevada - Fifth grade for a year and a half
  • Nashville, Tennessee - Sixth grade one year, fifth grade two years
  • Des Moines Schools - Fifth grade for two years
  • King Elementary - fifth grade since 2015

Family/Hobbies

  • I have been happily married to Barbara Chicoine since 2006.  We joyously purchased our first home this past May and live there with our two wonderful doggies, Sir Maximus and Lady Elizabeth.  They are the sweetest Cocker Spaniels one could ever hope for and (I sometimes think) are more human than canine.  Needless to say, spoiled rotten!
  • We have 3 sons and a daughter.  One son is living in California, one presently resides in Thailand and the other son lives in Iowa.  Our daughter resides in Iowa as well.
  • We also have 7 grandchildren, four of them living with my son and his wife in California and the rest of the grandchildren reside in Iowa.
  • We are pretty much home bodies, working around our new home, relaxing in the evening with a good movie or book and talking walks with our spoiled kids (the doggies).  We feel blessed for what we have been given in life and look forward to a long life in our new home.

Caren Cousins

Fifth Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: caren.cousins@dmschools.org

Brooke Fry

Fifth Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: brooke.fry@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Iowa State University - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education 2002

Teaching Experience

  • King Elementary - Fourth and fifth grade since 2003
  • Currently teaching 5th grade math

Family/Hobbies

  • My days are filled teaching and spending time with my son, Cooper and my daughter, Bennett.  I have a miniature dachshund, Ruby, who also keeps me busy.  I enjoy going to shows at the Civic Center and listening to all types of music.  I love being around my friends and family.