Mathematics

Andrea Aylsworth

6th Grade Mathematics

E: andrea.aylsworth@dmschools.org

Biography

In 2002 I began teaching math at McCombs. I earned my undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and my master’s degree from Morningside University.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing cards, cheering on the Cyclones, and watching my girls play sports.

Chidananda Dahal

Title I Math

E: chidananda.dahal@dmschools.org

Biography

I have graduated with Bachelor of Science from University of Delhi, India, and Bachelor of Education from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I’ve been with Des Moines Public Schools since 2010 as Bilingual Community Outreach Worker, where I worked as a liaison between the schools and the parents. Starting August 2017, I joined McCombs as an Academic Interventionist – Math, where I’m using my decade long experience of teaching math in secondary schools. I speak Nepali, English, and Hindi fluently and I love to share my experience of working with people of different places and cultures. Outside the classroom, I volunteer in my community and enjoy time with my family.

Cortney Lindemoen

6th Grade Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, & Social Studies

E: cortney.lindemoen@dmschools.org

Biography

I earned my bachelor's degree in education from Iowa State University. I will soon be starting my master's degree at Drake. I have been teaching at McCombs Middle School since October of 2015. I grew up in the tiny town of Collins, Iowa and graduated from Collins-Maxwell High School. I have recently moved to the south side of Des Moines. I have been the cheer coach since 2016 for both football and basketball cheer. When I am not teaching, I enjoy making music, reading or hanging out with my family. I look forward to teaching and learning right along with my students!

 

Derek Buyck

7th Grade Mathematics

E: derek.buyck@dmschools.org

Biography

I earned my bachelor's degree in education from University of Northern Iowa.  I have been teaching in the Des Moines district since 2008, and this is my first year at McCombs Middle School.  I grew up in Algona, Iowa and graduated from Algona High. When I'm not teaching, I love to spend time with my family.  I look forward to working with you and your child.

Jamie Grimm

7th Grade Mathematics

E: jamie.grimm@dmschools.org

Biography

I was born in Des Moines and grew up in Ankeny. I earned my bachelor’s degree in education from University of Northern Iowa. I majored in Elementary and Middle Level Education with an emphasis in Math and Reading. I have been teaching at McCombs Middle School since January of 2016 as a math interventionist. This year, I will start my new position as a 7th grade math teacher at McCombs Middle School. I’m very excited for this wonderful opportunity to grow as a life-long learner.

Today, I currently live in Ankeny with my two cats. When I’m not teaching math, I love to spend as much time with my husband and with my family. My husband is currently in the U.S. Navy and is temporarily stationed in Florida. I also enjoy being outdoors and doing arts and crafts.

Jeff Ebling

6th Grade Mathematics

E: jeffrey.ebling@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Jeff Ebling.  I am a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and have been teaching for 12 years.  My first 9 years of teaching was in Ottumwa, Iowa where I taught 8th grade math for all 9 years.  When I came to the Des Moines, I have taught 8th grade math for 2 years, RTI for 1 year, as well as 6th grade keyboarding for 1 year.  I am currently teaching 6th grade math.

My interests including coaching basketball, playing golf, spending time with family and friends, and supporting the Iowa Hawkeyes.  For the past 4 years, I have been an assistant varsity boys basketball coach for Roosevelt High School.

Robert Beetler

7th Grade Mathematics

E: robert.beetler@dmschools.org

Links

Student Resource

Scott Henderson

8th Grade Mathematics

E: scott.henderson@dmschools.org

Biography

I am a graduate of Grandview University with degrees in Applied Mathematics and Secondary Education. I have been teaching in Des Moines since 2014. I joined the McCombs team in 2015 teaching 8th grade mathematics and Algebra 1. Outside of school I enjoy doing things with my family and coaching.

Tammi Johnson

Title I Math

E: tammi.johnson@dmschools.org

Links

MAP Practice - Khan Academy