Lyndsey Alberts has been teaching at Hanawalt since January of 2017. Lyndsey loves working with students of different abilities and identifying how each student learns best. In her free time, she loves to be at home with her husband and two dogs. Lyndsey also likes to spend time with her family, reading and being outside.
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 has been a special education teacher at Hanawalt since 2018. She grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, run, and play the trombone!
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.
Hello! My name is Leaf Seckington. I grew up in DesMoines and my mom went to Hanawalt. I graduated with a BA from Upper Iowa University with endorsements in reading and special education. I began my career teaching special education in the DesMoines Public Schools. I took some time off to be with my family and raise my kiddos and am excited to be back in the education field! My husband and I have two children that keep me very busy. I love working with teachers and families to provide the support and services our students need to be successful.
My name is Jean Vigon. I have been working as a special Education Associate since 1989. I have been at Hanawalt for 3 years. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I also have a Cosmetology degree and do hair for some home-bound elderly friends.