Hello!! My name is Deb Dean and this is my 26th year at Garton. I am excited to teacher first grade again this year. I graduated from the University of Iowa for my undergrad and Iowa State University for my graduate work.
When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time cooking and exercising. I have 3 children ages 20-24 who have kept me very busy!! It’s going to be a year full of fun!!!
Hi there!! My name is Meredith Hegwein and I am one of the instructional coaches at Garton. This is my 13th year at Garton. I graduated from the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) with my bachelor’s degree in 2006 and received my master’s degree from Drake University in 2017.
I live in Des Moines with my husband and two children, Lily and Phillip and our golden retriever, Hannah. When I’m not at school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, baking and working out.
I’m looking forward to a fantastic year at Garton Elementay!!! Go Wildcats!!!
I have been a teacher in DMPS since 2005. I have taught kindergarten and 1st grade over the years. I am a true eastsider!! I went to East High school and Grand View University.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. In my free time, you might find me listening to music, dancing or shopping!!!
My name is Anica Scanlan, I teach 1st grade at Garton. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago but came to Iowa to go to Iowa State University MANY years ago. 🙂 This is my 16th year of teaching!
Outside of school I am busy running my 2 sons around to all of their activities. We love going to Iowa State football games and just going on adventures together.