Central America 6th

Jana Canny

Language and Literature / Individuals and Societies - 6th Grade

E: jana.canny@dmschools.org


I earned my degree in education from Iowa State University, so I am a huge Cyclone fan. I grew up on the south side of Des Moines. I attended McCombs and graduated from Lincoln High School. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and attending my children’s sporting events. My husband Todd and I live in Johnston with our three children, Alex, Taylor, and Connor.

Sara Cockrum

6th Language & Literature/Individuals & Societies

E: sara.cockrum@dmschools.org

Matt Fisher

6th Math/Science Advanced

E: matthew.fisher@dmschools.org

Lisa Major-Beeman

Mathematics and Science - 6th Grade

E: lisa.major_beeman@dmschools.org


Hello! My name is Lisa Major Beeman. I am a sixth grade teacher at Brody Middle School. I am responsible for instruction in the content areas of reading, language arts, global studies and academic lab. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with Bachelor Degrees in Education (kindergarten through eighth grade), Reading, and Early Childhood Education. I also have two Masters Degrees in the areas of Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction (kindergarten through twelfth grade). I have served as both a teacher and a principal in Iowa and Colorado. I am married and have one young son who keeps me very happy and busy. I am proud to be a staff member at Brody Middle School and am excited to be a part of your child’s journey toward lifelong learning.

Andria Nelson

Language and Literature / Individuals and Societies - 6th Grade

E: andria.nelson@dmschools.org


I grew up in Sioux City, attended Iowa State University, Upper Iowa University, and University of Northern Iowa.  I have Bachelor Degrees in Education (kindergarten through eighth grade), Early Childhood Education, and Art & Design.   I enjoy running, reading, traveling and spending time with my three children. I find joy in the fact that for my job I get to see young, energetic faces each day that keep me on my toes, make me smile, and continue to teach me about life.

Elizabeth Treinen

English Language Learners

E: elizabeth.treinen@dmschools.org


Hi, I am very excited to be in my 2nd year of teaching with Des Moines Schools.  I love teaching and learning with all of the cultures we have here at Brody! In my free time, I enjoy weekend get-togethers with family and friends as well as spending time with my boyfriend, Justin.