Applied Arts

Bill Proctor

Physical Education

E: bill.proctor@dmschools.org

Biography

​​​Bill Proctor has served in the Des Moines Public School system for 15 years.  Prior to McCombs Proctor worked as a Biology teacher, Science Bound Coordinator, Head Assistant Basketball coach, and Brother2Brother advisor at  Hoover High School for 13 years.  Before Hoover Mr. Proctor worked as a Biology/Chemistry teacher at S.E. Polk High School for 5 years while coaching basketball, football and track.  He was also the Head Boys Basketball coach at Saydel High School for many years. Proctor's first job started in Ft. Worth, Texas as a Biology/Chemistry teacher.  He was also the Head Girls Basket basketball coach.  Proctor Graduated from Upper Iowa University and is married to Lisa Proctor.  He has three boys Jeran, Brees and Taylen.  He also has two dogs Tex, and Sampson.  Proctor resides in Johnston Iowa and is the Head Assistant Boys Basketball coach at Johnston High School.  Proctor has 21 years of teaching and coaching experience and loves working with kids!

Kathy Taylor

Family & Consumer Sciences

E: kathleen.taylor@dmschools.org

Biography

I received my bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Family and Consumer Science with a mathematics emphasis in 1982 and my master’s degree in education in Viterbo in 1999.  I have teaching in the Des Moines School District for 30 years and at McCombs for 28 years.  My family consists of my husband, three grown children, a high school senior, and one grandchild.  In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, reading, music, baking and sewing .

Michelle Vrba

8th Grade Mathematics/8th AVID

E: michelle.vrba@dmschools.org

Biography

I earned my bachelor’s degree in education from University of Northern Iowa and I am currently working towards my master’s degree in leadership from the Buena Vista University.  I have been at McCombs since 2007.  When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my two children, Sarah and Robert, and husband Bob.

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