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3rd Grade Douglas Rucker

Hello, my name is Doug Rucker. I have worked in education since 2012 in various roles. I was an AmeriCorps member with Des Moines Public Schools from 2012-2014. In 2015, I began working as a Title I Reading and Math Interventionist at Willard Elementary in Des Moines. In 2019, I transferred to Pleasant Hill Elementary and l started teaching 4th grade. I have taught 3rd grade at Southeast Elementary since August 2022.

I am originally from a small town in Illinois. I began working on General Education courses at Millikin University and College of DuPage in Illinois. In 2012, I moved to Iowa in pursuit of my teaching degree. I graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2015 with my Bachelor of Arts degree, K-6 Elementary Education with K-8 Reading. In 2019, I once again graduated from Upper Iowa University with my Master of Education degree. Go Peacocks!

I live in Ankeny with my wife, Nicole, and my sons, Henry and Bob.

In my free time, I like doing things outside such as riding my bike, running, and swimming. I also enjoy relaxing inside with my family and watching movies and cooking.

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