Fine & Applied Arts

Abbey Lochmoeller

Band and Orchestra

E: abbey.lochmoeller@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Abbey Lochmoeller. I am truly blessed to be in my second year of teaching at Amos Hiatt Middle School. I graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I love sharing music with middle school students. In my spare time I enjoy the Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers, sports, cooking, spending time with my wonderful family, and playing and writing music. My husband, Michael and I have one very handsome boy, Joseph.

Alex Ganske

Business Education

E: alex.ganske@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Alex Ganske and I am in my third year as the Business and Technology teacher at Amos Hiatt Middle School.  I am blessed to work with tremendous students and staff here at Hiatt.

In my free time, I  enjoy anything to do with sports - especially football, golf, and anything related to the University of Iowa.  Go Hawks!

Becca Ites

Physical Education Associate

E: becca.ites@dmschools.org

Derrick Ogden

Art

E: derrick.ogden@dmschools.org

Joni Armstrong

Reading Wheel

E: joni.armstrong@dmschools.org

Class Description

 

My name is Joni Armstrong and I am in my 18th year of teaching. I first came to Hiatt in 2003. I've left a couple of times to try teaching at different levels, but I only stay away for a year and then I'm back. I love teaching middle school kids. I have taught a variety of things, but my passion is for reading. That's why I'm excited to be back at Hiatt, teaching a new reading class for 2014.

More information can be found at www.achieve3000.com. Each Hiatt student will be involved with the program for at least 9 weeks this year.

My husband Mark and I have 2 dogs. I am a proud Iowa State alumni. Go Cyclones.

 

Nick Christensen

Physical Education

E: nicholas.christensen@dmschools.org

Biography

I have taught at Amos Hiatt since the fall of 2003.  I have taught math, science, and I currently teach physical education.  I coach boys basketball and help coordinate the 6th and 7th grade intramural program at Amos Hiatt.  My wife, Jamie and I have three delightful children, Cooper, Cora, and Cassius.

Suzet Nelson

Family & Consumer Science

E: suzet.nelson@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi! I'm the Family and Consumer Science Teacher.  This is my ninth year of teaching and my first year at Hiatt Middle School. 6, 7 & 8th graders learn about finances, careers, the human body, sewing, and food through a variety of hands on activities.  Every class has access to our amazing Community Garden as well! I'm looking forward to many fantastic learning experiences with our students.

Suzi Royer

Music / Chorus

E: Suzanne.holden@dmschools.org