Leslie Cruz Santiago
Lea Ann DeLeon
My name is Mrs. Hildebrand and I started at Willard in 2006. I am currently as a Special Education Associate, and I love working with kids and the great staff we have at Willard, I call my family! My favorite color is purple and I love camping and spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Mary Love and I am the special education consultant. This will be by 24th year in education. I earned by Bachelor’s Degree from University of NE at Omaha in English/Language Arts/Special Education. I have a Master’s Degree in educational administration from Concordia University, Nebraska. I am an adjunct professor in education at Upper Iowa University. I am married and have three children. In my free time I enjoy spending time with them. I am excited to be here at Willard Elementary!
Hello! My name is Grace Reeve and I am the school social worker. I graduated from Drake University with my bachelor’s in public relations and received my master’s in social work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. My husband and I recently moved back to the Des Moines area after spending 5 years in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. We have a toddler that keeps us very busy and a golden retriever that keeps our toddler busy. Excited to be working at Willard Elementary this year!
Hello, my name is Christine Sikes and this is my 3rd year at Willard, but my 32nd year in Des Moines Public Schools! I received my Specialist degree in School Psychology at Iowa State in 1991. I have served many of the elementary schools in Des Moines over the years and spent 10+ years working with preschool and birth to three. I’m excited to work with everyone again this year!