Casey Goodhue

Vice Principal



About Me

 This is my 9th year working at Hoyt Middle School.  I choose education because I really like working with students.  It is the look on their faces that fuels the desire to continue to work with students.  I did take a year off from education.  That time away from education allowed me to reflect on the important things that caused me to pursue a career in education.



Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education-Simpson College

Endorsements in Reading, Math, and Coaching

Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership-Drake University


Teaching Experience

Hartford Schools 1997-1999- 6th grade math and reading teacher

Indianola Schools 2000-2004 – 6th grade math, science, and social studies teacher

Des Moines Public Schools 2004 – Present - Administration

Joseph Green II

School Improvement Leader



About Me

I am currently a School Improvement Leader at Hoyt Middle School. This is my 3rd year as a School Improvement Leader at Hoyt and I have had the privilege of working directly with all 3 grade levels.  I am a proud alum of East High School in Des Moines. "Lee Township against the world!” I have a passion for finding the best ways to educate kids, and am truly blessed to work with the teachers and students I see each day.



B.A. in Education- University of Northern Iowa

Endorsements in World History (grades 6-12) and all American History (grades 6-12)

M.S. Educational Leadership- University of Northern Iowa


Teaching Experience

McCombs Middle School 2000-2006: Classroom teacher- 7th grade Geography.

Harding Middle School 2006-2008: Dean of Students

Goodrell Middle School 2008-2010: Dean of Students

Hoyt Middle Shool 2010-present: School Improvement Leader



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I first began my teaching career at Hoyt Middle school. This made returning 23 years later even more special!  I currently have many children of former students, which I enjoy immensely! I enjoy working with middle school students to help them overcome the challenges adolescents face during this transitional time. It is important to me that all students are not only successful academically, but socially and emotionally as well. In order for this to happen we must do all that we can to ensure your child is successful and best prepared for the next level of learning. Together we can work in partnership to accomplish this!



Masters of Science – Educational Leadership – Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education- Iowa State University

Endorsements: Sociology, Psychology and American History


Experience in Education

Des Moines Public Schools, Hoyt Middle School, 2013- Present, Principal

Des Moines Public Schools, Goodrell Middle School, 2005 – 2013, Vice Principal

Johnston Community Schools, Johnston High School, 2004-2005, Vice Principal

Des Moines Public Schools, East High School, 1999 -2004, Teacher and Grant Coordinator

Des Moines Public Schools, Hoyt Middle School, 1990 – 1999, Teacher