English Language Learners

Julie Vitek

ELL (K-2)

P: 515-242-8439 | E: julie.vitek@dmschools.org


My name is Julie Vitek and I have been a teacher at Willard Elementary since 2012.  I have been teaching for Des Moines Public Schools since 1991.  I graduated from Upper Iowa University and earned my master’s degree from Viterbo University.  I have a reading endorsement as well as an ELL endorsement.  Before coming to Willard I taught second, third, fourth grades, title reading, and reading recovery. I have a passion for beginning readers!  I enjoy laying the foundation to help ALL students succeed and watch them grow from being a non-reader to a reader! My husband and I live in Altoona with our two children, Connor and Jenna, and our dog Ella.

Denise Weston

ELL (3-5)

P: 515-242-8439 | E: denise.weston@dmschools.org