Career and Tech

Francis Curtis

Physical Eduacation

P: 515-242-7589 | E: francis.curtis@dmschools.org

Class Description

My Physical Education program provides each student with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program consisting of skill development physical education program to provide students with developmentally appropriate learning opportunities with meaningful content and instruction. All students will develop health-related fitness, physical competence, cognitive understanding and positive attitudes about physical activity that promotes a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

Julie Toscano

FCS

P: 515-242-7589 | E: julie.toscano@dmschools.org

Biography

I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Family and Consumer Science (FCS) and Teaching Speakers of Other Languages (TSOL). I have previously taught ELL in Gilbert and loved getting to know the students and the culture each student brings to the community. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy baking, making good coffee, and helping my husband run our photography business.

 

Sami El-Baroudi

Business teacher

P: 515-242-7589 | E: Sami.el-baroudi@dmschools.org

Biography

As a Business Educator it is my mission to help students find a passion that they can convert into a career.  Everyone has skills that they can monetize, it is my job to help each student find that passion and develop a plan to achieve their goals.  There is nothing more heartbreaking than wasted potential.

My classes will focus on developing technology skills (computers, websites, programs), business knowledge (economics, personal finance, marketing), and soft skills that businesses are looking for (communication, social maturity, employability skills) so each student can succeed in today's world.

Sarah Sheeley

Art

P: 515-242-7589 | E: sarah.sheeley@dmschools.org

Biography

I have always been a lover of all things art, when in high school you could always find me in the art room, the photo lab, or doing ceramics or printmaking. I have always thought that art is all around us, in everything we do and all of our surroundings. I decided to harness this passion by continuing my own practice after high school by attending the Kansas City Art Institute with a focus on Fibers and Weaving. I had been a monitor at the Des Moines Art Center throughout high school, and after graduting from KCAI did continuing education for them for a few years. I then realized my passion for arts education and decided to move back home and further my knowledge at Drake University for Arts Education. I student taught in 2014 at Scavo and absolutely loved it. I then went on to teach elementary art at Oak Park here in DMPS, but as soon as I found out Scavo had an open art teacher position I couldn't help but jump at the opportunity! Excited to be rising up every day since with our amazing staff and students!