515-285-7729
2317 Watrous Ave • Des Moines, IA 50321-2144

Our Teachers

Mrs. Heidi Nicholas
I am the current principal and upper grades teacher at Des Moines Adventist School. I have been a teacher at this school for the past five years. Our school has blossomed since I started, and it is continuing to grow. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Union College. I am currently working on my Masters in Special Education. I have Junior Academy Endorsements in Math, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, and Bible. My husband (Davin) and I are blessed with two beautiful, small children. We live near Des Moines, but are originally from Colorado and Wisconsin.

Mrs. Jodie Ramirez
Currently, I teach the lower grades at Des Moines Adventist School. This is my third year here. I feel blessed to be able to teach here. I received my Associates degree from DMAC in Des Moines and my Bachelors in Education from Upper Iowa University. I come from a family of many teachers. I worked as a special education associate with autistic children for almost twenty years in the Des Moines Public School system. My husband and I are blessed with three wonderful children.