Nick has been at Hanawalt for two years and with Metro Kids for 7. A former DMPS kid, Nick has been a district employee in capacities ranging from an associate to a substitute. Staying in Des Moines, Nick graduated with his undergrad at Drake University and his Masters in Sports Management and Marketing from Grand View University. When not at Hanawalt you can see Nick on stage at The Des Moines Playhouse, coaching cheer at a few DMPS high schools or hanging out with friends.
My name is Christal Cataldo and I am excited to be joining the staff at Hanawalt School! 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!
Tony Gomez Delgado
Tiffany has been a SUCCESS case manager since 2018, and has been in the social work field since 2004. She joined Hanawalt this year, and splits her time with Greenwood Elementary. She earned her undergraduate degree from Creighton University, and her master’s degree from Upper Iowa University. Tiffany loves building relationships with students and their families, and being able to work both in the building and the community.
Tiffany has two sons, and they like to spend a lot of time outdoors biking, hiking, and camping. They are currently about halfway to their goal of visiting each of the 70+ State Parks in Iowa! They also enjoy a good weekend movie marathon.
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.
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.