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Heidi Brown

Senior Program Director

Heidi Brown joined SPPG as a Senior Program Director in 2022.


Heidi Brown is an Iowa native, graduating from Urbandale high school and the University of Iowa. She holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Morningside College. As a graduate, Heidi spent two years as a substitute teacher in the Des Moines metro before moving on to work in out-of-school time education for the YMCA, the Science Center of Iowa, and most recently Des Moines Public Schools. She joins SPPG after 16 years with Des Moines Public Schools, coordinating out-of-school time programs and community schools.  


Heidi and her favorite husband Joe have two sons, Owen and Ivan, both of whom are high school students at Roosevelt in Des Moines. The family enjoys travel, games, and general silliness.  


 Heidi enjoys reading, rock 'n' roll, and operates a small pottery business (Good Moon Pottery) in her free time.  

More About Heidi 

When I was 6, I wanted to be...
  • A singer in a rock and roll band. 

Movie Concession Choice
  • A giant buttered popcorn and milk duds. 


Dream Vacation
  • A world tour with my husband and kids ... Scandinavia, Japan, and Iceland would be first on the list!

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