Special Education

Cherie Bailey-Spinks

Special Education Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: cherie.baileyspinks@dmschools.org

Drew Foster

Special Education Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: andrew.foster@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Drake University - Bachelor's Degree, Elementary Education

Teaching Experience

  • King Elementary - Student taught in kindergarten
  • Westridge Elementary, West Des Moines - Student taught Pre-K
  • King Elementary - Special education since 2015

Family/Hobbies

  • In my free time, I like to play games and spend time with my friends.

Pamela Garcia

Special Education Associate

P: 515-242-8417 | E: pamela.garcia@dmschools.org

Biography

Teaching Experience

  • I started working for DMPS part time in 1991 as a noon associate doing cafeteria & recess duty. During my 2nd year I also started riding the bus from Casady to Monroe Elementary to supervise students to and from school. I decided to apply for a full time position in 1995 as a Special Education Associate. I worked at Monroe Elementary for 13 years and the fall of 2003 I transferred to King Elementary which is my forever home.

Family/Hobbies

  •  I have been married to my husband Adan for 27 years. I have two son's Yancey and Brandon. At this time I have three granddaughters Mykenzey 13, Haileigh 5, Bianca 3 and soon will be welcoming my fourth in September. I have one very special grandson Christian age 12. I also have three very spoiled dogs, Sadie-Lab, Sadina-Pomeranian and Minnie-Chihuahua. I enjoy shopping, going on walks, spending time with my family and taking my grandchildren to the zoo, Adventure Land and the IA State Fair.

Shelley Hodges

Special Education Associate

P: 515-242-8417 | E: shelley.hodges@dmschools.org

Crystal Signs

Special Education Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: crystal.signs@dmschools.org

Chad Towers

Special Education Teacher

P: 515-242-8417 | E: chad.towers@dmschools.org