I grew up in Algona, Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Major in Physical Education and a Minor in Health Education. I enjoy golfing and playing basketball in my free time. This past summer I got married to my beautiful wife Lauren. We recently got a puppy who has definitely kept us on our toes during this crazy time. What excites me about working at South Union is being able to build new relationships with new students and coworkers. I’ve always wanted to teach Elementary PE and now I have this opportunity.
David Steinke serves as the 5th grade Band Director on the South Side of Des Moines since 2017. Mr. Steinke has served as an Instrumental Music Educator in Des Moines teaching primarily Band since 2008. Mr. Steinke is also the Percussion Instructor for the Lincoln High School Marching Band and provides Percussion support for the 5th through 12th grade Band programs throughout the year.
Mr. Steinke graduated from Iowa State University twice with a Bachelors of Visual Fine Arts in 2000 and a Bachelors in Music Education in 2007. He received his Master’s in Educational Technology from Full Sail University in 2011. Outside of the School year, Mr. Steinke has worked as a percussion clinician for the DMPS Summer Middle School Band Camp and Cyclone Percussion Academy at Iowa State University.
Mr. Steinke is a member of the Percussion Arts Society, the Iowa Band Masters Association, the South Central Iowa Band Masters Association, and Alumni of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps. He is a co-founder of ConcertCraft Publications, specializing in chamber music for percussion and custom arranging for Marching Band.
My name is Sherrie Wilson and I grew up in northeast Iowa. I graduated from UNI and Illinois State University studying Fine Arts.
I enjoy working with our creative students at South Union! When I am not at school, you can find me painting or gardening.