Hello! My name is Stephanie Harden. I grew up on the East side of Des Moines where I attended Adams Elementary School, Goodrell Middle School, and graduated from East High School.
I have been with the school district for six years. I started as a Library Associate at Edmunds Elementary. This is my fifth year at Pleasant Hill Elementary. My first year I was a Special Education Associate. This will be my fourth year as the Office Manager. I feel very blessed to be part of the Pleasant Hill Elementary family.
I live in Pleasant Hill with my husband Jeff and our two dogs Griffin and Biscuit. We have three children: Jordan, Levi, and Robbie. I love to camp, read, watch movies, and walk our dogs.
Hello, Pleasant Hill Elementary students and families. My name is Destiniy Long. I’m so excited to be your school nurse for the 2023-2024 school year. This will be my first year of school nursing and I’m pumped to be your school nurse!
I graduated with my Associates of Science inNursing (ASN) from Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2014. I recently completed my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2023. I’ve primarily worked here in Des Moines at our local hospitals.
I live in Mitchellville, IA with my husband Danny. We have 5 daughters. Natalie is the oldest and entering her senior year at Southeast Polk High. Isabella is in 11th grade. Mackenzie in 7th grade, Layla in 4th grade, and our baby Paislee May is just 3 years old. We love having a full house of girls!!!
My hobbies include camping, boating, and pretty much anything that has to do with being outdoors. I have grown fond of nurturing indoor plants this year. I also enjoy party/event planning and free reading. I am an Iowa Hawkeye fan and love the Las Vegas Raiders. Go Raiders!!!
I look forward to creating a fun filled year and looking forward to the opportunity to serve the Des Moines Public School District as your school nurse!
Mrs. Long/ Nurse Long