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Becky Beneke

School Improvement Leader

P: 515-242-7595 | E: rebecca.beneke@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! I’m Becky, I am excited to join the Scavo team and work with fantastic young adults. I strive to be a the connection students need between school and their future. I have worked for DMPS since 2007 but am not an Iowa native. I grew up in New Berlin, Wisconsin and did my undergraduate studies in Marquette, Michigan. My favorite sport is rugby!

Chris Garrett

Registar

P: 515-242-7589 | E: christina.garrett@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello There! I am Chris Garrett; I am the Registrar here at Scavo. I graduated from Scavo High School many years ago. I absolutely love getting to know the students and families. As well as working with staff.

I love spending time with my husband & our two boys and of course my fur baby Chewy. I am an avid fan of St. Louis Cardinals, Iowa Hawkeyes and of Course my Greenbay Packers! If it is nice outside, you can bet that I am outside soaking up the sun.

Lisa Olson

Executive Secretary

P: 515-242-7589 | E: lisa.olson@dmschools.org

Biography

I am the Executive Secretary here at Scavo, I graduated from East High School and started working in the workforce right after high school when you could still get a job without a college education. I worked in the public sector for about 10 years then I started at Casady Alternative School in 1995, went to Stowe Elementary in 2000 and in 2002 I returned to Scavo High School a couple of years after they merged with Casady Alternative School and were located downtown. What I enjoy most about my job at Scavo is working with the students and staff. Graduation is the best day of the year here.

Mike Cameron

School Improvement Leader

P: 515-242-7611 | E: michael.cameron@dmschools.org

Biography

I have worked in Des Moines since 2005. I started off teaching 7 and 8th grade Literacy at Harding Middle School. I then traveled to Weeks Middle School where I was the Behavior Interventionist. Now I call Scavo High School home. As School Improvement Leader I enjoy working with the students, staff and families of Scavo High School.

Outside of school I love to spend time with my wife and two sons. We enjoy all things Iowa State and going boating in the summer. I also run a non-profit called the Cameron Carico +10 Foundation in my spare time.

 

I graduated from Buena Vista University with BA in Elementary Education and received my Masters in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University.

 

 

Links

www.ccplus10.org

 

Rich Blonigan

Principal

P: 515-242-7589 | E: richard.blonigan@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to Scavo High Scool,

I am honored to be the principal at Scavo HS and work with talented students and staff. I have worked in Des Moines Public Schools since 1995 and at Scavo since 2007. I believe education is a continual journey, not a destination.

 

I received my BS and Ms Ed Admin from Iowa State University.

Mission - Rise Up!

 

 

Suzi Bower

Counseling Clerk

P: 515-242-7589 | E: suzi.bower@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Suzi Bower and I serve in the role of Counseling Clerk. I am excited to begin my first year at Scavo and look forward to helping students and families with any questions they may have. In my position I assist students with scheduling, college and financial aid information, arranging college visits and assisting the counseling staff in their day to day operations.

Outside of work I enjoy going to Iowa Hawkeye sporting events, walking my dogs, traveling and spending time with family.