Related Arts

Amy Beumer

Art Teacher



My name is Amy Beumer and I joined the Wright team in 2013.  I am originally from Dubuque, Iowa but have lived in Des Moines since 2008. While living in Des Moines I have found that I love walking at Gray's Lake, attending the farmers market and riding on the bike trails. In addition I enjoy reading and making art. I am looking forward to a productive, art-filled year with the student artists at Wright!

Twitter:  @WrightArtists


Chrissy Freed





Iowa State University;  BA K-12 Music Education

DMPS experience

I have been teaching elementary music for Des Moines Public Schools since 2003 and I joined the Wright team in the fall of 2013.


I love music and enjoy playing the piano and singing.  I also like to run, do aerobics, ride my bike, run and play with my two sons and pretty much anything else I can do to stay fit.


Jacob Gebelein

PE Teacher



Hello, my name is Jacob Gebelein and this is my first year at Wright! This is my third year of teaching, as last year I was at East High School. I went to Upper Iowa University and Ellsworth Community College where I played football at both schools. I have spent most of my life in Des Moines as I grew up in West Des Moines and attended Valley High School. In my spare time I like to workout and spend time with friends and family. I am very excited to teach your child the importance Physical Education and the benefits it can have in his or her life!

David Steinke

Band Director

P: 515-252-7613 | E:


Mr. David Steinke is in his 9th year as a music educator in the Des Moines Public Schools and his 7th year as Assistant Director of Bands at Roosevelt High School. Duties include co-director of the Rough Rider Marching Band as well as Director of the Symphonic Band and Director of Percussion Activities on Des Moines West Side Feeder Pattern System.

Mr. Steinke also serves as Band Director for the Jackson, Jefferson, Howe, Park Avenue and Wright 5th Grade Band Programs.

Originally from Bettendorf, Iowa, Mr. Steinke owns two undergraduate degrees from Iowa State University in Visual Arts and in Instrumental Music Education as well as a Master's in Media Design and Educational Technology from Full Sail University. Mr. Steinke is a member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association and the Percussive Arts Society.