My name is Mrs. Bueno. I grew up as a country kid just outside of Bondurant. I graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. My first teaching job was back in 1999 in California’s central valley. It was there that I fell in love with the ocean and my soon to be husband, but I missed my family back in Iowa and the changing of the seasons that you just can’t find in California. After 9 years, I moved back to Iowa and began teaching for Des Moines Public Schools. I finished my masters degree in special education at Morningside College and taught special education in elementary and middle school before switching to the role of behavior strategist in 2017. I came to South Union in 2019 and it has quickly become my favorite school. I am the mother of 5 boys who bless my life everyday. I’m a homebody who loves to be in the nature with my family. I love to camp and hike and garden and generally just get my hands in the dirt and watch things grow.
This is my 11th year at South Union Elementary School teaching Reading Recovery. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education including endorsements in Reading and Math. I live in Des Moines with my husband and 2 daughters. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family boating, going to sporting events, watching movies and shopping, especially shopping! I look forward to another year working with your children.
Hi, I’m Stephanie Scheer. I am an Iowa native and graduated from Iowa State University. I have been teaching for Des Moines Public Schools for over 10 years, beginning my career in kindergarten and second grade. The past several years I have had the privilege of being an Instructional Coach at South Union. I support our school in many ways including professional learning, data analysis, and traffic control (be sure to wave!) I have a mini-me daughter named Lucy. We love playing with anything girly, watching movies, hanging out with family and friends, and reading LOTS of books.
Hello 🙂 I’m Carlyn Schultz & I have been the SUCCESS Case Manager at South Union Elementary since May 2017. The SUCCESS Program is here to partner with families and students who need support in the areas of attendance and SEL. I am here year-round so please feel free to contact me with any concerns or needs you may have. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two sons. We enjoy adventures with loved ones, sports, reading new books, and nightly walks with our dog, Elliot. I love working at South Union Elementary and I am excited for this school year!