Social Studies

Beverly Eck

TLC Instructional Coach



About Me

I have been with Des Moines Public Schools since 2010. After being in the classroom for 15 years I took on the role of TLC  Instructional Coach role here at HMS.  I relish in all the adventures that come with teaching and learning and look forward to all the great experiences that are ahead.

In my spare time I love spending time with my daughters Emma, Camryn, Ava and Laney. I like to run and train for races. I like to coach and play volleyball.  I am a huge history buff and love anything that has to do with our past and its impact on the world today.


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

Social Studies Endorsement (k-8), Talented and Gifted (k-8)

Masters in Cultural Responsiveness and Leadership: Spring 2017-current-Drake University

Teaching Experience

Des Moines and Suburbs 2002-2003: Long Term substitute teacher

West Des Moines Community Schools 2003-2006: Talented and Gifted teacher

West Des Moines Community Schools 2006-2010: 3rd grade

Hoyt Middle School 2010-2015: Global Studies teacher

Hoyt Middle School 2015-present: TLC Instructional Coach


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Evan Johnson




About me:

I moved to Des Moines after high school from my previous home town of Wellsburg, Iowa where I attended AGWSR high school. In high school I participated in football, wrestling, track and baseball. After high school I played 4 years of football at Grand View University where I played safety and linebacker. In my free time I coach football, wrestling and track and hang out with friends and family.


2011-2015 Grand View University (BA secondary education with focus in 6th-12th American and world history)

Teaching Experience:

2015-2016- Special Education associate at Samuelson Elementary (Des Moines)

2016-present- 7th grade Global Studies at Hoyt Middle School (Des Moines)

Shaun Loneman



About Me

I have a daughter who keeps me energized.  We love to play sports, watch movies, visit Adventureland, the park, the zoo and the list goes on. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa so I am a Panther fan, but I am also a big Cyclones fan. I love social studies and my goal every year is to help students see just how interesting and important it can be!

I have been teaching Social Studies at Hoyt since 2013. I love the families and the kids that I get to work with at this school.


B.S. in Social Science Education 5-12 University of Northern Iowa

Teaching Experience

Hoyt Middle School 2013-  : 7th grade Global Studies, 8th grade Civics, Debate Coach, Equity Facilitator, 7th grade Team Leader, SLT Member, Culture and Climate Team Member.

Suzanne Morecock

Special Education Strategist



About Me

This is my second year at Hoyt Middle School.  This year, I work in the special education program teaching math.   I love to spend my free time reading, scrapbooking, crafting, gardening, equine activities, and family fun.  Many weekends are spent with my daughter at horse shows.



B.S. in K-8 Education- Buena Vista College

Certification in Coaching

M.S. Special Educational - Drake University


Teaching Experience

Creative Country Day School 1974 – 1975 Pre-School ages 3 and 4.

Westchester Schools 1975 – 1976 Elementary Education Substitute Teacher

PCM Community Schools 1990 – 1993 Substitute Teacher K-12

Colfax/Mingo Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12

Newton Community Schools 1990 - 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12

Pleasantville Community Schools 1990 - 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12

Southeast Polk Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher k-12

Knoxville Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12

Lynnville/Sully Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher  Elementary

PCM Community Schools 1993 to 2003 High School Special Education Teacher Multi Categorical Level  II Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Knoxville Community Schools 2003 -2011 High School Special Education Teacher Multi Categorical Level II, Grades 9, 10, 11,and 12.

Hoyt Middle School 2011-2013: Special Education Level II Math Teacher Grade 6, 7 and 8.