Aaron B. Carter III

Counseling (9th Grade)

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My name is Aaron Carter and this is my 7th year with Des Moines Public Schools. I am from Des Moines and graduated from Hoover High School. I received my undergraduate degree in education and my graduate degree in school counseling from Drake University. I was a special education teacher for Des Moines Public Schools for five years before becoming a Title I Math and Reading teacher. Currently, I am the 9th grade school counselor. In my free time I enjoy following politics, singing, spending time with my daughter and granddaughter, and traveling whenever I can.

Denise Fechner (grade 11)


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I am the 10th grade counselor and am excited to join the Rails team! I started college in Chicago, IL at North Park College, playing volleyball and softball there. Then transferred and graduated from Iowa State University! Started my teaching career in Sp. Ed. before going back to Bradley University and earning my Master's degree in Human Development Counseling. I love to be active, doing kick-boxing, biking, and playing pickleball! I have 2 dogs, a springer-spaniel named Jazzy and a chocolate goldendoodle named Putter! They keep me very busy!

Jennifer Blumberg

Counselor (grade 10)

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Jordan Gronewold

Counselor (9th Grade)

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Julia Minnehan (grade 12)


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Hello, my name is Julia Minnehan and I am the 12th grade counselor. I was born in Russia and moved to Des Moines when I was 4 years old. I attended DMACC, University of Northern Iowa, and East Carolina University and have my Bachelors Degree in Interpersonal Communication & Family Services and my Masters in Counseling. I live with my husband, our twin Pomeranians, and our twin children Vincent and Alexia. I am so excited to be here at Lincoln and to work with our amazing students!