Fifth Grade

Jason Baker

Fifth Grade

P: 515-242-8439 | E: jason.baker@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Jason Baker and I teach fifth grade at Willard Elementary.  I got my Elementary Education degree from Buena Vista University in 2007 with an area of concentration in English. In 2008 I started my teaching career in Storm Lake where I taught one year each of second and third grade and then five years of fourth grade.  I earned my Masters Degree and ELL Endorsement from Morningside College in May of 2014.  I moved to Des Moines in the summer of 2015 after getting hired at Willard.  My wife is a stay at home mom for our daughters (Vivian and Nora) and our two cats (Oscar and Jojo).  I am passionate about technology and math, even though I used to hate math.  I have gained numerous strategies for solving problems in flexible ways through Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) training and I strive to pass these passions to my students.

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Renae Conway

Fifth Grade

P: 515-242-8439 | E: renae.conway@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Renae Conway and this will be my third year teaching at Willard. I have taught in third and fifth grade. I obtained my teaching license from Iowa State University with an endorsement in math and reading. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, friends and puppy, Charlie. I love the culture and values of our Willard students and families. At Willard I get the opportunity to work with amazing families! I look forward to a great school year!

Aslynn Maudlin

Fifth Grade

P: 515-242-8439 | E: aslynn.maudlin@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Aslynn Maudlin and I am a fifth grade teacher at Willard Elementary!  This will be my 6th year teaching at Willard.  During my time here I have had the opportunity to teach fourth and fifth grade.  I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education and my Reading Endorsement.  This December I will graduate from Drake University with my Master’s Degree along with my Math Endorsement.