My name is Deb Joens. I grew up in Ames and I have lived in Iowa most of my life. I earned my BA Degree at the University of Northern Iowa and mu Master’s Degree at Iowa State University. I have taught in the Des Moines Public Schools for over 30 years. During those years, I have taught kindergarten, first and second grade. I have two children of my own who I am very proud of. During my free time, I enjoy working in my yard, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.