Monday, September 12, 2016



Steve Green
Hi, my name is Steve Green. I teach 5thgrade math, writing, and LARS (language arts, reading and spelling) here at Lincoln Elementary. This year is my 29th year teaching and coaching. I am currently the 8th grade boys’ track coach. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Education in 1987. I recently completed the Master of Arts in Education program through Viterbo University in Wisconsin and received my degree this summer. I am married to Pam Green. Mrs. Green is a first grade teacher at Stewart Elementary. Pam and I have twin sons, Fletcher and Jacob. Fletcher is a junior at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and he is a member of the wrestling team. Jacob is a junior at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls. In my spare time I enjoy woodworking and spending time with family and friends.

Nicole Bruty
Welcome to our site! This is my 12th year of teaching 5th grade. I am happy to say I am a Washingtonian who graduated from WHS in 2000. I received my education degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in 2005. I received my Master's Degree in Education from Viterbo University this summer. This year I am the assistant 7th grade girls volleyball coach. I have been married to my husband Ryan for 10 years. Ryan co-owns Bruty's Carpet Corner with his siblings. We have 2 daughters, Maya and Morgan. Maya is 7 and will be in 3rd grade. Morgan is 5 will be in kindergarten. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, being involved in my church, working out, reading, baking, gardening, and puzzles.

Lori Olson
I’m looking forward to the start of the school year! I've been teaching in Washington for 30 years. I received my degree in elementary education at Central College in Pella. I live with my husband, Matt in Keota. My husband is a District Sales Manager for Winfield Solutions seed division. We have two children, Nick, 24, and Megan, 21 years old. Our son, Nick, is working for the Wyoming Fish and Game Department. Our daughter, Megan, will be a senior at Iowa State University. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, camping, riding horses, golfing and enjoying the outdoors.

Mark Berhow
I would like to welcome you to 5th Grade and to my class! Here is a little information to get to know me better. I am beginning my 28th year teaching 5th grade. I also coach 7th & 8th boys’ basketball and high school boys’ golf. I have been married to my beautiful wife Jodi for 24 years. We have two children, Anna, 19, and Ben, 16. Anna will be a sophomore at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque. Ben will be a junior in high school. We live on an acreage north of town and enjoy doing things as a family. This past summer we had fun at the Dells in Wisconsin and traveled to the Smoky Mountains and the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We love to see national parks and be in nature. We have a dog, Abby, and numerous cats at our house. I am a Minnesota Vikings fan and enjoy many sports. 5th grade is my favorite grade :)