Meet Mrs. Brinkman 

I have been a teacher for 21 years, 12 of those at St. Augustin School. I grew up in Urbandale, Iowa, and attended UNI as an undergrad and received my Masters Degree from Viterbo University.

What I enjoy most about teaching: In second grade, our students experience their First Reconciliation and receive their First Holy Communion. I love teaching them about the sacraments.

About my family:  I have two children: Jillian and Delaney. We also have a dog named Maizy.

What I enjoy doing outside of school: Spending time with my family is always important. I also enjoy reading and traveling.

A funny story about teaching: I hear a lot of funny/interesting stories in religion class. One year, I told my students about a time I sinned. A student raised his hand and said, “My dad told me he did something really bad once. It’s so bad he can’t tell me about it until I’m a teenager.” I told him, “Nobody’s perfect, even parents.”