Special Education

Patty Byers

Special Education Associate

E: patricia.byers@dmschools.org

Lori Conway

Special Education

E: lori.conway@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! I'm Lori Conway and teach special education. This is my 17th year teaching special education, my 16th year for Des Moines Public Schools. All but three years have been at Greenwood. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Special Education and reading from William Penn University. In 2005, I earned my Master's Degree in Curriculum and instruction.  I have two sons ages 28 and 25. I'm proud to be a member of the Greenwood community!

Lauren Mazour

Special Education

E: lauren.mazour@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Lauren Mazour. This is my first year teaching and I could not be more excited. I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in May, with endorsements in literacy and special education. In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and family, and staying active. I am looking forward to this school year and all of the adventures it brings!

Jessie Nelson

Special Education

E: jessica.nelson@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Jessica Nelson. I serve as a special education teacher for Greenwood Elementary School. I started my teaching career in special education at an elementary in Waterloo, IA, then onto an elementary school in Rochester, MN. I have taught at Greenwood for one year and truly love it. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with literacy and special education minors from the University of Northern Iowa.

My husband, Michael, and I live in Clive. We are expecting a little girl in November of 2017. In my free time, I love to read, go to the movies, and spend time with my family. I enjoy all of the adventures that occur during a school day as a teacher and look forward to more and more adventures!