Second Grade

Bradley

Natalie Bradley

Second Grade Teacher

E: natalie.bradley@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Natalie Bradley. This will be my first year at Wright Elementary. For the past five years I taught kindergarten at a private school in Des Moines. Before that I taught preschool and fifth grade. I have a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in reading and language arts. I love working with children and helping them learn and grow. My favorite part of teaching is watching a child gain confidence when they complete a difficult task. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family camping, watching movies, and playing board games. I am excited to join the family at Wright and look forward to meeting all the kids and families!

 

Christenson

Courtney Christenson

Second Grade Teacher

E: courtney.christenson@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi, my name is Courtney Christenson.  I graduated from Iowa State in 2004 and I am a big Cyclone fan!!  I was new to Wright in 2012 and absolutely love teaching 2nd Grade and being part of the Wright family.  In my free time my husband and I enjoy traveling, camping and riding bikes together. I am an avid collector of moose items and a cat lover!

 Twitter:  @christensongrade2

 

 

 

 

McElvain

Alica McElvain

Second Grade Teacher

E: alica.mcelvain@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello, my name is Alica McElvain.  I teach second grade at Wright Elementary School.  I have been teaching in Des Moines for over twenty years.  I received my bachelor’s degree at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.  I am married with two sons.  Our oldest son attends Iowa State University.  Our youngest son is in 10th grade at Lincoln.  On the weekends and throughout the summer I am busy being a spectator at all of my son's sporting events.  I enjoy reading and working in my yard and flower gardens.

 Twitter:  @AlicaMcelvain