Kimberly Carter earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. She earned her Masters in Teaching English Learners from American College of Education and Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa. She began her teaching career serving 3rd grade students in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 2006. From there, she continued to expand her experience working with students of diverse needs in grades K-8 throughout the Chicagoland area. As a Certified Teach the Teacher Trainer for the Center of Effectiveness, Kimberly has also had the opportunity to present for National Educational Conferences in 2020. In 2021, she accepted her role as Associate Principal for Hanawalt Elementary.
Jolene Liebl started her career as a third-grade teacher in Aldine, Texas, a suburb of Houston. She returned to Iowa in 2006 to be a third-grade teacher and then an instructional coach for Newton Community Schools. She accepted the job of principal in Oskaloosa in 2014. Liebl earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Iowa State University, and her master’s degrees in education and educational leadership from Viterbo University in Wisconsin and Iowa State University, respectively.
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.