Graduated from Central College, Pella, Iowa in 1991 and began my elementary teaching and coaching career at Harris-Lake Park CSD in northwest Iowa. Moved to Pella in 1999 and taught 5th grade until 2015 at Jefferson Intermediate. Current position: Grades 4-6 Instructional Coach/Math Instructor for grades 4-6 G&T students. Coached HS girls basketball and volleyball from 1991-1999. Currently, am an assistant coach for Pella cross country and girls track and field programs. Completed my masters degree in K-8 Educational Administration from Drake University in 1999, and earned NBPTS National Board Certification (Middle Childhood/Generalist) that same year.
Married to Eric Pingel (Leepfrog Technologies/Systems Administrator) and have four children: Wade, Jordan, Kjersten, and Annika Pingel. Enjoy spending time at home with family and friends, cooking, traveling to family events, attending school and college activities, spending summers camping, hiking, boating, and coaching summer strength and movement sessions for cross county/track and field athletes.”