My name is Christal Cataldo and I am excited to be part of Hanawalt! I have been working in the DMPS Assistive Technology and Focus programs for the past two and a half years. Before that I spent six years as a school librarian. I love traveling and spending time with my husband and two daughters. Some of our favorite places are New York City and Florida. In my free time I enjoy exercising, reading and playing with our two dogs. I look forward to working with the staff, students and parents!
Mother of Maggie Thompson and is the past PTA President for Hanawalt Elementary. She has a
BSE in education and has worked with Americorps in conjunction with the Des Moines Public School system to help kindergarten through 3rd graders improve reading and math skills. She is s a full time substitute teacher at Hanawalt and enjoys all the different roles she does to help students.
I have been the school nurse here at Hanawalt since 1995. I graduated from the University of Iowa with my BSN. I have one daughter who also graduated from Iowa and is working in Ames. I obviously love being here at Hanawalt and working with our students, staff, and parents.