My name is Vanessa Purcell and this is my first year with the Des Moines School District. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2022 with a degree in History and a background in Museum Studies.
After graduating, my husband (a Des Moines native) and I moved up here and currently reside in West Des Moines with our two cats.
I am an avid fan of Chicago sports teams, especially the Cubs. When I’m not working, I am reading, cooking, or spending time with my friends and family.
I’m so excited for the school year and to be with the Pleasant Hill community!”