Administration

Brian Tate

School Improvement Leader

E: brian.tate@dmschools.org

Chris Schmit

Vice Principal

E: christopher.schmit@dmschools.org

Biography

Chris Schmit grew up in Gilbertville, Iowa.  He earned his degree in elementary and middle level education and his degree in school administration from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.  For 5 years, Mr. Schmit taught in Waterloo – 1 year at Blessed Sacrament and 4 years at Central Middle School.  In 2008, he moved to Le Mars, Iowa to be middle school assistant principal and activities director.  Mr. Schmit arrived at Hiatt Middle School for the 2012-13 school year and serves as the vice principal.  He currently resides in Ankeny with his wife and four daughters.

Debbie Chapman

Principal

E: deborah.chapman@dmschools.org

Biography

I have had the privilege of being in education since 1992 as a middle school math teacher, a curriculum coordinator, a professional development consultant, a school improvement leader, and now principal. Most of my career was in Missouri and Arkansas before coming to Iowa in 2008.

My husband, John, and I have three boys: Brett (High School), Brandon (Middle School), and Bryson (Elementary School).  If I am not at school you will find me at a ballgame or concert watching my boys.

I am honored to be associated with the Amos Hiatt Middle School students and staff. I hope you are as proud of them as I am.