EMMS 6th Grade Teachers…

My name is Tracey Gerard. I teach both reading and writing. I live in Brooklyn, IA with my husband and four children.  I’m originally from South Carolina. I attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated in 2001. My husband grew up in Brooklyn. We moved to Brooklyn as a family in 2011. We also pastor New Beginnings Church in Brooklyn. I love coffee! I also enjoy being outside- especially at the lake or beach!

Gerard, Tracey

Mrs. Gerard


My name is Sam Ronan and I teach 6th grade math and science. This will be my fourth year at the middle school…time flies! In addition to teaching, I also coach cross country, basketball, and track and field. In 2018 I graduated from Iowa State University (Go Cyclones) with a degree in K-8 Education. Originally, I am from a western suburb of Chicago called Downers Grove. After spending four years of college in Iowa, I decided that Iowa is the place for me!

Ronan, Sam

Mr. Ronan


My name is Trent Sinn. I am the 5th and 6th grade social studies teacher. In 1998 I began working in the East Marshall CSD. I began as a shared teacher between East and West Marshall in the TAG program. After five years, I started teaching social studies at the middle school. I am married with two compassionate children one who has graduated from and one who is currently attending East Marshall. I am excited to instill a passion for learning history in our students.

Sinn, Trent

Mr. Sinn