Hello! My name is Robin Aslesen. This year is my 9th year working in Des Moines Public Schools and I am excited to start my second year at Madison. I graduated from Augustana with a degree in special education and elementary education. I earned my masters from Drake in literacy education.
My husband and I live in Ankeny and have a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son.
Hello! My name is Alyssa Doeden and this is my 17th year teaching in Des Moines. I have a degree in Elementary Education, with a focus on Instructional Strategies to help struggling learners, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. This begins my 10th year of teaching at Madison Elementary; I love this school, it’s community and I’m proud to be a Madison Lion. I am one of the support teachers at Madison, working with K-5 students focusing on Social Emotional Learning. I live in Ankeny with my three fur-babies and I love traveling, shopping, and cooking. I look forward to building strong positive relationships with you and your students this year!
I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education and my Master’s degree in Reading. I taught Special Education in Maryville, MO and Newton, IA before coming to Madison. This will be my 22nd year of teaching at Madison. I have taught Title Reading, 3rd grade, 2nd grade, and Special Education.
My husband and four sons live in Grimes. I enjoy camping, reading, and attending my kids’ activities. I have a dog named Bear.
I am so thankful to be part of the Madison “Magic”!