Gary Bowman

Physical Education

E: gary.bowman@dmschools.org


About Me
I was born in Wichita Kansas. I came to Iowa on a football scholarship to Drake University. In 1988 I started coaching football and basketball at Roosevelt high school.  When I’m not at school I enjoy my 12 year old sons little league football,baseball,basketball and bowling.  We also enjoy watching the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Heat.

B.S. in Secondary Education- Drake University

Teaching Experience
I’m entering my 26th year working for the DMPS. This is my third year at Hoyt Middle School. I think I have the most fun job at school. I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade physical education.




Nicole Kallal

Family and Consumer Science Teacher

E: nicole.kallal@dmschools.org


I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Hoyt Middle School team.   As the family and consumer sciences instructor, I enjoy connecting students’ knowledge from the core curriculum areas to real life and workplace situations.  In my free time, I choose to spend time with my husband and three young boys doing anything outdoors!
B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies:  Iowa State University
M.Ed. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies:  Iowa State University

Ankeny Community Schools 2004 and 2014:  6-9Family and Consumer Sciences
Homer Jr. High, Lockport, IL 2005:  7-8Family and Consumer Sciences
LaSalle-Peru High School, LaSalle, IL, 2006-2007: 9-12 Family and Consumer Sciences
East High School, Des Moines, 2008-2010: 9-12 Family and Consumer Sciences
Gilbert High School, Gilbert, IA, 2011-2013
Hoyt Middle School 2015-2016:  6-8 Family and Consumer Sciences



Chad Parker

Band/Orchestra Director

E: chad.parker@dmschools.org


About Me

I have taught at  Hoyt Middle School since 2012.  I work with our 6-8 grade students who are in band/orchestra. I also teach band/orchestra lessons at Hoyt and beginning band lessons at three elementary schools. My wife Amanda is also a teacher. She is the TAG coordinator for the ADM school district. We love to spend our free time playing with our two boys, Carson and Caleb at home. Many weekends we can be found traveling back to Iowa City and spending time with our families. During the summer we love to travel, camp around the DSM area, and hang out at the water park in Adventureland.


B.A. Music Education- University of Iowa

Endorsements in Music (K-12) and Coaching

Teaching Experience

Keota CSD – 1997-1998: 5-12 Band Director

Woodward Granger CSD – 2006-2008 6-12 Band Director

Des Moines Christian School – 2000-2012: 7-12 Band Director

Hoyt Middle School – 2012-Present : 6-8 Band/Orchestra Director





Ida Rooker


E: ida.rooker@dmschools.org


About Me

Business is for everyone! Each of us will earn, spend and save our money—and managing it is a great skill to have! Business & Technology classes will help you with those skills. In addition to teaching business, I have also worked as a business owner, accountant, and employment specialist. Teaching has always been my favorite place to work! My family and I live on the East side and enjoy all it has to offer. When not at school, I love to spend time with my family, go to church, read and learn, and to cook.


My training for teaching includes a Bachelor's degree from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master's degree from Morningside College.



Yvonne Walters

PE Teacher

E: yvonne.walters@dmschools.org


About Me

I have been a teacher at Hoyt Middle School since 2011.  I currently teach Physical Education and I coach.  I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics Teaching and Physical Education with a Coaching Endorsement.  In my free time I love watching the Minnesota Vikings, classic cars, and playing frisbee golf.



B.A. in Mathematics Teaching- University of Northern Iowa

B.A. in Physical Education- University of Northern Iowa

Coaching Endorsement- University of Northern Iowa

Teaching Experience

Hoyt Middle School 2011-2016: Classroom teacher- 8th grade math

Hoyt Middle School 2016-Present: Classroom teacher-PE




Twitter: @mathathoyt