Kristen Kennedy Anderson
Kristen Kennedy Anderson is a product of DMPS. She attended Greenwood Elementary, Callanan Middle School and Roosevelt High School as a student. After attending UNI for her undergrad in teaching, she taught at Harding Middle School as a 7th grade math and science teacher. While teaching at Harding, she obtained her master’s degree through Drake in education administration. After completing 6 years at Harding, she moved into administrative work. She spent 2 years at Goodrell Middle School, 3 years at Merrill Middle School and is now loving her time at Hanawalt. When Kristen is not at Hanawalt, she is spending time with her husband and two children (soon to be 3).
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.