Hello! I am Mrs. Cox. I received my teaching degree from Morningside College and then continued my learning at ULAR and UNI. I taught in Waterloo, IA from 1999-2014 and then moved to Des Moines and have been happily working at DMPS since. I played 4 years of basketball while at Morningside and now have a passion for wellness. I got married on August 5th, 2023 and gained 5 bonus daughters!
I was an active PTA mom at my daughters’ public elementary school in Brooklyn. As the after-school and fundraising chair, I co-founded an after-school enrichment program that is the source of revenue for the PTA. I have taken that passionate energy, and am now an associate here at Greenwood. My background is in musical theatre and improv, where I performed on many stages throughout New York City.
Hi! My name is Amanda Gomes and I have been teaching for Des Moines Public Schools since 2003. I have worked at Lovejoy, Capitol View, and now Greenwood. I am excited to be here and to work with our staff and students!
Hello! My name is Tamma Howe and I am happy to introduce myself as the school counselor at Greenwood. I received my teaching degree from the University of Northern Iowa. While teaching in Ames, I earned my Masters degree in School Counseling at Iowa State University. I have been the school counselor at Greenwood since 2011. Greenwood is a special place because it is full of special people! Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.
Hi! My name is Kristin Maahs and I am a Preschool Teacher Associate. I have a bachelor’s in music from University of Northern Iowa and mostly perform harp in the Des Moines area. In the fall of 2022 I was at Mitchell Preschool in a Head Start classroom. Before working in the Des Moines I worked for 11 years in the West Des Moines Community Schools’ Preschool as a teacher associate. I live near the Waveland Golf Course with my husband Ray and cat Luna. I have a daughter and two stepdaughters along with my son and his wife. I am a proud grandma of three amazing grandchildren. I love to bike, hike and travel.
Hello! My name is Kelly Moeller and I am the office manager here at Greenwood. I have a BA in Human Services from Upper Iowa University. I started working at Greenwood in 2001 where I worked for the Metro Kids afterschool program. In the fall of 2022, I switched over from Metro Kids to being the office manager. Greenwood is a very special place because of the staff and students. In my time away from work I like to spend time with family and friends, snuggle my sweet dogs, Coco and Tonks, drink coffee, and read.
I have been a SUCCESS Case Manager with DMPS since 2018, and have been at Greenwood since 2020. I love building relationships with students and families, and Greenwood is such a great community! In my free time, I enjoy biking, camping, hiking, and hanging out with my two teenage boys and our dog.
My name is Jen Walker and I am the Community Schools Coordinator. I split my time serving families from both Greenwood and Hubbell Elementary. My role is to build partnerships between families, schools, and the community, leading to improved student learning, thriving families, and vibrant neighborhoods. I enjoy my relationships with students and families and working both in the building and the community. My husband, Will, and I have 4 children. In my free time you can find me in the gym cheering on my kids. Families can reach out to me by email or by calling or texting the number above.