My name is Ally Goins. I have been working in Des Moines Public Schools since 2017. I worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer first. I then became an interventionist. Now I am working as a fourth grade teacher. I received my bachelor’s degree from Simpson College and will be completing my master’s in Urban Leadership at Drake this winter. Outside of school I enjoy playing with my dog, Chunk, and spending time with friends and family. I am an avid reader and movie watcher.
Hello! This is my 5th year teaching at Jefferson. I have taught in Des Moines Public Schools for 11 years and before my family moved to Iowa, I taught in Illinois for 6 years. I live in West Des Moines with my husband (married for 30 years), two sons, and our dog. When I am not at school, I love to spend time with my family, to read, sew and just make things. I am blessed to be able to work with students and to cheer them on as they learn and grow! I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois and my Masters degree in Literacy Education from Drake University.