2nd Grade

Misty Coffey

2nd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8435 | E: misty.coffey@dmschools.org


B.A. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
K-6 Teacher Elementary Classroom
K-8 Reading
PK-3 Teacher, Regular Education/Special Education
K-8 English/Language Arts

IB-Introduction to the PYP Curriculum Model
Responsive Classroom
SIOP-Making Content Comprehensible for ELL Students
CPI-Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Teaching Experience:
This is my 3rd year working in DMPS as an in-class literacy and math interventionist with K-5th grades.

My Hope and Dream for my students this year is for them to work hard and take risks to accomplish their academic goals. I hope they will embrace diversity as the learn to work together and find ways to impact their world.

Bree Phillips

2nd Grade Teacher

P: (515) 242-8435 | E: brianna.phillips@dmschools.org



Grand View University:  BA Elementary Education (K-6), Reading (K-8), Language Arts (K-8)High School:  Cedar Rapids-Kennedy


  • Responsive Classroom  1
  • IB Training

Teaching Experience:

  • 2 years in 2nd Grade, Newton, Iowa
  • 2 years substitute teaching in Des Moines and SE Polk
  • I have been with DMPS one year in 2nd grade

My hope and dream is that my students discover a reason to love learning and take risks in their learning each day.


Lora Reins

2nd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8435 | E: lora.reins@dmschools.org


Education Experience:
B.S. in Elementary Education-Grand View College, with an endorsement in Reading

IB-Making the PYP Happen
Responsive Classroom Overview
Responsive Classroom Level 1
CGI, level 1, 2, and 3
ELL Conference
Tech Conference 2015

Teaching Experience:
I have been with DMPS for 8 years.

My hopes and dreams for this year are that my students will become more independent and balanced. I hope that their curiosity will continue to grow and they will be risk-takers in trying out new things.