Special Education

Bradley Amos

Language and Literature / Mathematics / Special Education - 7th Grade

E: bradley.amos@dmschools.org


I graduated from Iowa State University and received my masters from Viterbo. I have been teaching since 1993. I grew up on the southside and went to Jefferson, Brody and Lincoln. I am very lucky to be teaching at a wonderful school in my neighborhood.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, attending my kids activities, going to concerts and sporting events.



Richelle Anderson

Special Education Consultant

E: richelle.anderson@dmschools.org


I graduated from Simpson college in 2001 and later received my Master's Degree in special education from Drake University.  I was a special education teacher for  14 years.  9 of those were spent at RiverWoods elementary  and 5 of them at Weeks Middle School. Special education is dear to my heart as I have had close family members move through K-12 with Des Moines Public Schools.  This is my 3rd year as a special education consultant.    Teaching at all levels is my passion. My hobbies include teaching fitness classes at several gyms in the Des Moines area.

Kristofer Campbell

Language and Literature

E: kristofer.campbell@dmschools.org

Meghan Coan

Special Education

E: meghan.coan@dmschools.org


In 1998, I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in elementary education. I started teaching 6th grade special education at Goodrell Middle School the following year, and received a secondary special education endorsement from Grand View University in 2000. For several years, I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at Harding Middle School. I have been at Brody the past two years. My favorite activity outside of school is biking; I often commute by bike. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Abby Harvey

Associate - Sign Language Interpreter

E: abby.harvey@dmschools.org

Mary Merfeld

6th Grade Co-Teacher

E: mary.merfeld@dmschools.org


I graduated from Simpson College, attended Drake University, received my Masters Degree from Murray State University and hold a National Board Certificate in Reading and Writing.  My passion in life is teaching.  When not teaching I love spending time with my family.  In my free time I enjoy kayaking, riding bikes, yoga and walking.  I am excited to be a part of the Brody family.


Shawn Moore

Special Education

E: shawn.moore@dmschools.org


I’m the special education teacher in The Structured Learning Center here at Brody Middle School. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education (K-6). I hold endorsements in special education (Strategist I and II) and reading, with certification in autism training. I received my Master’s Degree in 2010 from Morningside College. I reside on the south side, and I have been associated with Brody for many years. I attended junior high here, my kids attended middle school here and my oldest granddaughter attends middle school here, with more to follow! I enjoy spending time with family and friends, attending extracurricular activities with my grandkids, and cheering on the Hawkeyes! Go Hawkeyes!!

Zachary Myers

BD/LD Instructional Strategist

E: zachary.myers@dmschools.org


Zach is in his third year of teaching at Brody Middle School. He is the BD/LD instructional strategist working with students with emotional and behavioral disorders in a self contained setting. Zach is from Monroe, IA where he graduated from PCM high school. He attended Iowa Central Community College for a year and a half earning general education credits, then transferred to Grand View University where he earned a BA in secondary education. Mr. Myers currently resides in Des Moines with his wife Stacey.

Shannon Owens

Special Education

E: shannon.owens@dmschools.org