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Michael Gossen

Middle School
Associate Principal


Greetings from Mount Pleasant Middle School.  I am pleased to serve Mount Pleasant Community School District as the Middle School Assistant Principal.  I will be responsible for the social, behavioral, and emotional side of student interactions.  This means that I am responsible for supervision before and after school, lunchroom supervision, student discipline, and attendance.  I will also be responsible for building-wide programming regarding PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) and School Safety.

I began my career at Mount Pleasant Middle School during the summer of 2014 as Middle School Assistant Principal. Previous to this, I have worked for ten years at Des Moines Christian School as the Vocal Music Director and 9-10 Bible teacher.  I have also worked with Des Moines Public Schools as an Interpreter for the Deaf and as an Assistant Resource Teacher for deaf students.  I have coached a variety of sports including football, wrestling, and softball.  I graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK with a BA in Music Education, and I earned my MS in Educational Leadership from Drake University.  

I am looking forward to a great year working with the students, staff, and community of Mount Pleasant.  Please let me know if there is any way I can be of service to you as we partner to enrich the educational well-being of every learner.  


Michael Gossen

Middle School Assistant Principal


(319) 385-7730