Bayley is excited to return to Hanawalt as a teacher! She grew up in Des Moines and attended Hanawalt, Merrill, and Roosevelt. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Iowa State University. Bayley has been a teacher in DMPS for 10 years. She taught kindergarten for six years before finding her passion for teaching multilingual learners. Bayley lives near Roosevelt with her husband, Frank, and her son, Elliott. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and walking her dog, Mookie.
I graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s in history, and Drake University with a master’s in teaching. I have taught in Des Moines for 14 years and am excited to work with students at Hanawalt.
Jill DeLancey joined the Hanawalt Staff in 2017 as the Reading Interventionist after being home with her two children for five years. Prior to that, she was a classroom teacher for 17 years in San Antonio, Iowa City and Johnston. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa, a Master’s Degree and Reading Endorsement from Viterbo University, and a Talented and Gifted Endorsement from Morningside College. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades and loves teaching reading. In her free time, she loves traveling, biking, running with her dog, reading and spending time outside with her husband and two children.
Eric Lovell grew up in Story City, Iowa until he moved to Des Moines as a teenager. He graduated from Dowling High School and Iowa State University. He is married and has four children. Mr. Lovell has enjoyed teaching at Hanawalt for many years. Working with students at Hanawalt has been, and continues to be a delight.
Randi McNally began her teaching career in Denver, Colorado, in 1997. Over the years, she has taught 3rd-5th grade for Denver Public Schools and PreK at Plymouth Nursery School. She has been a substitute for Des Moines Public Schools since 2016, spending most of her time at Hanawalt. From 2020-2022, Randi was the Children’s Ministry Director at Central Presbyterian Church. She became a full-time teacher at Hanawalt in 2022. Randi and her husband live in Des Moines and have three adult children. She holds degrees from Iowa State and University of Denver, as well as a Reading Endorsement from Morningside College.
Scot has been in education since 1996. His educational journey started in his hometown of Denison, IA, where he taught elementary for 10 years. His tenure in Des Moines has consisted of teaching assignments at Goodrell and Harding Middle Schools, and two years as an Instructional Technology Coordinator. He loves working with the Hanawalt community as Hanawalt’s first Media Technology Integrationist. He is an alumi of the University of Northern Iowa, where he met his wife. He is a father of 4 boys that have all been made to be die-hard fans of the Chicago Cubs. He spends his summer coaching his sons in baseball and coaching a local high school team.
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