Mrs. Deborah Welsch



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Mrs. Deborah Welsch

Hello! I hope you all had an amazing summer! My name is Deborah Welsch, and I am thrilled to be the new counselor here at Prairie Trail! I cannot wait to get to you, your families, and your child!

First I wanted to share a few things about myself. I grew up in a small town in north central Iowa, and my mother was a pre-k teacher. I saw how much she loved her job, and it inspired me to follow in her education footsteps. I receive my bachelor’s degree from Simpson College before attending Drake University for my Masters in Counseling.  This is my 10th year as a school counselor. I have worked in several different schools in Des Moines, but this is my first year in Ankeny.

My husband, Mike, and I have been married for about seven years.  We live in West Des Moines with our two young daughters. My oldest, Allison, just started kindergarten this fall at our neighborhood school. My youngest, Jocelyn, is two, but thinks she is five like her sister!  My girls keep me busy, but I also love to read and travel.

I feel lucky to have the opportunity to work here at Prairie Trail Elementary with the amazing families and staff. My hope is that this year is filled with fun and successful experiences for all students. Please feel free to contact me at school with any questions you may have about my program, classes, PBIS, or how I can be a resource for your individual student!