Hello Willard Wild Cats! I am Patricia Hagarty. I am the Librarian here at school. We have a wonderful space with 7 thousand plus books, maps, dictionaries, encyclopedia’s, graphic novels, magazines, novels, story books and books with information. My past library experience includes Reference Librarian at a Public Library and volunteering at a school library. Please come explore the library, a book is waiting for you. Thank you and have a good school year.
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!
I’m Nurse Krysten and I love being the School Nurse at Willard. I have been in school nursing for 6 years and this is my 3rd year at Willard. I have 2 children ages 10 and 5 who keep me busy with their endless activities when I am not working. I graduated with my Registered Nurse and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mercy College of Health Sciences 13 years ago. A few of my favorite things include graphic tees, rainbows, paper mate flair pens, nurse “swag”, coffee mugs/tumblers, Amazon, Target, Rae Dunn, Diet Dr. Pepper, and Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi. As a family, we love spending time outside near the beach or pool, watching and cheering on the Atlanta Braves, relaxing on our patio and traveling. My office is always open for any questions, concerns or just to chat. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!