This will be Mr. Burke’s fourth year at Greenwood, and his first as part of the 5th grade team. He has taught 3rd and 4th grade, and has served as a literacy coach and math interventionist at different points in his 16 year career. Science and Math are his favorite subjects and he is currently focused on incorporating coding across the curriculum. His favorite things about Greenwood are the caring, supportive community and the dedicated staff.
My name is Jill Roehrick. This is my 16th year teaching for Des Moines Public Schools and my fifth year at Greenwood. I graduated from Grand View College in 2001 with a K-8 Elementary Education degree and endorsements in Reading and English/Language Arts. I am finishing my master’s degree in Elementary Leadership through Iowa State, although I am passionate about all University of Iowa athletics. Go Hawks!!
My roots are in this neighborhood, and I attended Hubbell, Callanan and Roosevelt schools. I have been married for 28 years to my husband, John, who is a firefighter. We have two grown sons, Joshua, 27, and Jeremy, 22. Joshua is a pharmacist and married to Cally, who is an oncology nurse. Jeremy is a senior at Iowa State University, studying physical therapy. In my free time, I love to read, cook and spend quality time with family and friends.