Lyndsey Pritchard is beginning her first full year teaching. She graduated from The University of Northern Iowa in December of 2016 and joined the Hanawalt team in January as the teacher in our cluster classroom. She has her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education Strategist II. Lyndsey loves working with students with different abilities and figuring out how they learn, so she can adapt her teaching to work best for them! When she is not at school, Lyndsey enjoys spending time with her mom, dad, sister and her (almost) husband. She is huge animal lover with a dog (Florence) and cat (Kayton).
Liz Johnson is excited to be at Hanawalt this year! She grew up in Baxter, IA and graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa. In her free time, she likes to watch movies, make tie blankets, and go on walks. She is looking forward to getting to know all of her students this school year.
Bailea Pakkebier is a Speical Education teacher and is new to Hanawalt this school year. She grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa. In her free time, she likes to play the trombone, run, and travel the world. She is looking forward to getting to know all of her students this school year.
Kelli Petersen has been with Des Moines Public Schools since 2010. She has been a special education teacher at South Union, Howe, and now Hanawalt. She is a UNI graduate with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike, running, and spending time with her two sons Samuel and Miles.
Jessica Renaud is starting her first full year as a Special Education Associate. She grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Lincoln and then Iowa State University. In her free time she likes to read, go on walks, work on projects around her acreage and spend time with her husband, son and labradoodle.
Terry Thomas is a Special Ed. Associate. Terry has been at Hanawalt since August 1999. She has over thirty years’ experience working with individuals of all ages who are special needs. She has a Bachelors Degree in American Studies. She is married and has two children. Her children are both Hanawalt graduates.