Janet and Jerry Orris of Overland Park, Kansas, and Deb & Steve Fitzgerald of Denison, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Julie and Alex, both of West Des Moines. The groom's mother is Deb (Thede) Fitzgerald. The groom's grandparents are Donna Wood and H. Jr. Thede both of Reinbeck.
Julie has a bachelor's degree in elementary education with endorsements in special education math. She is currently a special education teacher in the West Des Moines schools.
Alex has a bachelor's degree in music education and is currently a high school choir teacher in Des Moines.
The couple are planning a July 28, 2012, wedding at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, with a reception to follow at the Hotel Pattee in Perry.
The couple will reside in West Des Moines.