Exploratory

Gary Bowman

Physical Education

E: gary.bowman@dmschools.org

Biography

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.

Education
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.

 

Links

www.hoytpe.weebly.com

Nicole Kallal

Family and Consumer Science Teacher

E: nicole.kallal@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me

Hi!

I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Hoyt Middle School team.   As the 6-8 family and consumer sciences instructor, I enjoy connecting students’ knowledge from the core curriculum areas to real life and workplace situations.  As an extension on my currculum, I offer sewing club, cookin club and and the advisor for Hoyt's chapter of FCCLA (Family, Career, Leaders of America).   In my free time, I choose to spend time with my husband and my boys doing anything outdoors.

Education
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

Teaching Experience
Ankeny Community Schools 2004 and 2014:  6-9Family and Consumer Sciences
Homer Jr. High, Lockport, IL 2005:  7-8 Family 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/Middle Schools, Gilbert, IA, 2011-2013
Hoyt Middle School 2015-present:  6-8 Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Links

http://hoytfcs.weebly.com/

Chad Parker

Band/Orchestra Director

E: chad.parker@dmschools.org

Biography

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.

Education

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

Links

http://www.bandmasters.org/users/sciba/

http://www.musictheory.net/

 

Ida Rooker

Business/Technology

E: ida.rooker@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me

Business class 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 and more. In addition to teaching business, I have also worked as a business owner, accountant, and employment specialist. Teaching has always been important to me. When not in school, I love to spend time with my family, go to church, read and learn, and to cook.

Education

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

Links

http://mrsrooker.weebly.com/

Brianne Schwarck

Teacher

E: Brianne.Schwarck@dmschools.org

Class Description

About Me

My name is Brianne Schwarck and I teach 6th 7th and 8th grade Vocal Music and Music Appreciation.  I grew up in Cedar Rapids Iowa.

Education

I Graduated from Simpson College with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education.

In 2012 I completed my Masters degree in administration

Teaching Experience

I have been teaching since 2001 and have taught Kindergarten through 8th grade; Band, Choir, and General music throughout my career.

 

 

Meredith Wilson

Teacher

E: Meredith.Wilson@dmschools.org

Biography

About Me:

This is my first year at Hoyt, and I couldn’t be more excited to be here! I am looking forward to getting to know all the students, and having a great year in PE! In my free time I enjoy doing almost anything outside whether it’s running, biking, snowboarding, or camping. I also enjoy spending time with family and my dog River.

Education:

BA in political science- University of St. Thomas

Teaching License with PE Endorsement- Iowa State University

Teaching Experience:

2009 English Teacher- Sogang Language Program- Guri, Korea

2012 English Teacher- Janggok Middle School, Seokjeok-eup, Korea

2013-2015 SpEd Associate- Des Moines Public Schools