Hello! My name is Blake Bergstrom and I am happy to be here at Lincoln High School! This is my first official year of teaching, as I just finished up my degree from Simpson College, majoring in Physical Education and having endorsements in Health, Special Education, and Coaching. I was a collegiate athlete at Simpson, where I played football for four years. I am also a coach on staff here at Lincoln for the football team. I am looking forward to a great year!
I have lived in Des Moines my whole life, except for a few years at University of Northern Iowa. I am an instructional strategist who focusses on science and math curriculum. I have been at Lincoln High School for 15 years.
I am originally from Chicago and have been a happy Iowa resident for 6 years! I have 3 degrees from Loyola University Chicago (2 B.A.s in history and English and a Masters in Secondary Education) have traveled to five countries and lived in Rome and Ireland. I love Lincoln and am excited to come to work every day!
I graduated with a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and then got my MSW from the University of Iowa years later as I realized my passion for Social Work and empowering others to be the best they can be. I have been with Des Moines Public Schools for six years now and absolutely love it. In my free time I love being outdoors and spending time with my husband and two children (ages 11 and 15).
I enjoy all sports and the Iowa Hawkeyes! I work as the Behavior Interventionist and have 16 years experience working with students with Behaviors problems. I am married (Emily) and have two boys.(Conor and Owen)
I graduated from Kirkwood Community College and William Penn University. I played softball at both schools. I received my masters from Morningside College. I teach Power English & History at the 9th Grade building. I am married and have two daughters. I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends.
I am originally from Marshalltown and graduated from UNI with my BA in 1996 and ISU with my MA in 2004. Lincoln has been my teaching home since 2001 where I have had the opportunity to teach special and general education English. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being in the outdoors, and watching sports.
Though I’m not a native of Iowa I’m glad to call Des Moines home. I graduate from Roosevelt High School and Grand View University. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in February of 2017. We both love to garden, own a zoo of animals, and enjoy backpacking in the mountains during the summer. I am also one of the two Poet Mentors for Movement 515, which is a slam poetry, break dancing, and graffiti program for students.
I am originally from South Florida where I earned my Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Central Florida. I moved to Des Moines via Chicago where I was a real estate agent for 10 years. I received my Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Simpson College with endorsements in Business and Special Education. I am an avid cyclist, a Cubs fan, and I love to spend time with my son who started third grade this year. I am both honored and privileged to call Lincoln High School my home. Go Railsplitters!