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Brad Hohensee

Superintendent

Your Role at HLV:

Superintendent

Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:

BS Wayne State

MA  UNL

Specialist Degree- UNL

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Spending time with family, woodworking, traveling, camping

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

Being able to impact the learning environments of a new group of students and staff.  
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Mark Tegeler

PK-12 Principal
PBIS Member

Your Role at HLV:   PK-12 Principal



Additional Responsibilities:  PBIS Member



Educational Background:  Attended  West Delaware High School, BA from Coe College, MA from UNI


Hobbies or Special Interests:  I enjoy spending time with family, watching Iowa football and basketball, and traveling to my children's sporting events.  



What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?  I will enjoy getting to know the community, students and working with the staff.  


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Karla Robison

Guidance Counselor
National Honor Society Advisor
PBIS Member

Your Role at HLV:

Guidance Counselor

Additional Responsibilities:

PBIS Member

Educational Background:

B.A. from William Penn University in English/Language Arts, Secondary Education with a minor in Special Education, M.S. from Drake University in Rehabilitative and School Counseling

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I enjoy gardening and reading, as well as being at home with my two children and husband.

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy gardening and reading, as well as being at home with my two children and husband.

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Beau Jack

PE Teacher
Activities Director
Asst JH Football Coach
Head Varsity Wrestling
JH Softball Coach
Head Varsity Softball Coach

Your Role at HLV:

At Risk Coordinator


Additional Responsibilities:

Activities Director

JH Football Coach

Head Varsity Wrestling Coach

Co JH Wrestling Coach

JH Softball/Head Var Softball Coach

Educational Background:



Hobbies or Special Interests:

Fishing and camping. 
What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?


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Stacia Weisskopf

Instructional Coach
PBIS Member

Your Role at HLV:

Instructional Coach

Additional Responsibilities:

Lead Learning Team Member

Co Youth Football Coordinator

PBIS Member

Educational Background:

University of Northern Iowa K-6 Elementary Education, K-6 Reading, Masters in Literacy

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Shopping, Iowa Cubs games, reading, spending time with my family


What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy teaching in my hometown and having a connection with the families. I like how closely the parents work with the teachers to provide the best education possible for their children. I like how close the k-6 teachers work together.

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Carol Healey

Superintendent Secretary
Athletic Secretary, Transportation Secretary, Library Associate

Your Role at HLV:

Superintendent Secretary

Athletic Secretary

Transportation Secretary

Elementary Library Associate

Additional Responsibilities:

Gym and facilities scheduling 

Educational Background:

HLV High School Graduate

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Reading, attending sports,  cross stitching and crafts, grandkids

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

Interacting with the students and seeing them grow and change.

The variety as every day is something different.  ​

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Ellie Hawkins

PK-12 Secretary

Your Role at HLV:

K-12 Secretary/Principal's Secretary



Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:

Graduated from HLV in 2002.  Associates degree-Indian Hills in 2004, 1 year Buena Vista



Hobbies or Special Interests:

Being outdoors, reading, writing, 4-H, camping, girl scouts, cub scouts, farmers markets. 

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV

Being able to see all the kids everyday and all of their waves and smiles. 


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Lori McClenathan

Business Manager

Your Role at HLV:

Business Manager

Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:

Graduate Iowa State 

Iowa School Business Management Academy

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Attending grandchildren's sporting events and 4-H events. 

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

watching our students succeed
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Samantha Anderson

K-12 Art
Art Club Sponsor
Set Director

Your Role at HLV:

K-12 Art

Additional Responsibilities:

Art Club director, Set Construction director for annual musical.

Educational Background:

B.A. in English Literature from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. B.S. in Art Education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I love to travel, dance, and eat chocolate!

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I really enjoy the opportunity to work with students of all ages.

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Kyra Alexander

High School English/Language Arts Teacher 2nd semester

​kalexander@hlv.k12.ia.us


Your Role at HLV:

High School English/Language Arts Teacher starting the 2nd semester

Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:



Hobbies or Special Interests:


What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?  


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Renee Andrews

K- 6 Elementary Music
Musical Co-Director
PBIS Member

Your Role at HLV:

K- 6 Elementary Music

Additional Responsibilities:

Vocal Director for the Spring Musical

PBIS Member

Educational Background:

BS in education from Faith Baptist Bible College

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I love all things music--singing, songwriting, guitar and teaching kids what I know. I also love sewing, especially when it comes to designing costumes or altering pre-made clothes into costumes.

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

Sharing music that I love with kids that I love--what could be more enjoyable?

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​Tyson Lund

4-12 Instrumental Band Director
7-12 Choral Director
Co-Director Musical

Your Role at HLV:

4-12 Instrumental Band Director 

7-12 Choral Director

Additional Responsibilities:

Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, Jazz Choir

Educational Background:

I graduated with B.A. in Music Education from Luther College Decorah, Iowa

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I enjoy running, biking, camping, cooking and reading.   

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy the tight knit and friendly community!
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Lori Collingwood

4th Grade

Your Role at HLV:

4th Grade

Additional Responsibilities:

Member of the Lead Learning Team Member of the Teacher Leadership team

Educational Background:

I earned my BS in elementary education with a reading endorsement from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I enjoy spending time outside fishing and gardening. I also enjoy reading, baking, and sewing.

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

One of the things I enjoy the most about HLV is the people I work with.

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Wendy Demmel

Preschool-6th grade special education

Your Role at HLV:

Preschool-6th grade special education

Additional Responsibilities:

EA President

Educational Background:

I earned my B.S. In elementary education(minor in special education) from the University of Northern Iowa. I also received my Masters in Special Education from the University of Northern Iowa.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I like to read and scrapbook in my free time.

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy working in a small school district. This gives me the opportunity to get to know all the families. I also enjoy the staff that I have worked with over the years.

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Jeff Boswell

Elementary Special Education Teacher

 clang@hlv.k12.ia.us

Your Role at HLV:

PE Teacher

Additional Responsibilities:





Educational Background:

Associates degree from Southwestern Community College

Bachelors degree from Simpson College


Hobbies or Special Interests:

   Hunting, fishing and playing guitar

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy the friendly staff and watching the students grow to develop their skills.  

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Shawn Welsh

7-12 Special Education Teacher

Your Role at HLV:  7-12 Special Education Teacher



Additional Responsibilities:  Junior High baseball coach, Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach



Educational Background:  I graduated from UNI in 2002 with Endorsement in K-6 Elementary, K-8 Social Studies, and K-8 Instructional Strategist mild to moderate, and K-12 Instructional Strategist II-ID



Hobbies or Special Interests:  coaching, traveling to football, basketball and baseball games, golf, and spending time with family



What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?  the chance to work with students in small group settings.  


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Autumn Dodd

1st Grade

Your Role at HLV:

1st Grade Teacher

Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:

AA from Kirkwood-Landscape, Nursery, and Business Management

BS in Elementary Education from Mount Mercy

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Reading, gardening, baking, hiking, spending time with family, friends and pets, and spending time outdoors.  

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy working with a wonderful, caring staff, and friendly supportive families and community members to educate the leaders of our future.  I also greatly enjoy the enthusiasm, energy, and thoughtfulness of the children who I have the privilege of teaching.  It is truly amazing to see the growth a child can make over the course of a school year.  
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Michelle Cronbaugh

Elementary Title 1 Teacher
JH Language Arts

Your Role at HLV:

 Elementary Title 1 Teacher

Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:  BA in Liberal Studies/environmental Science from the University of California, Riverside

MS in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls



Hobbies or Special Interests:  I enjoy traveling with my family, attending swim meets and soccer games to cheer my kids on, reading historical novels, and spending time with our furry family members.  



What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?  I am going to enjoy teaching in a smaller community school again.  


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Hope Ely

6th Grade Teacher


Your Role at HLV:

6th Grade Teacher

Additional Responsibilities:


Educational Background:

I graduated from UNI in 2015

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I enjoy reading, traveling and hanging out with family.  

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy getting to know kids as students and athletes.
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Lori Kolesar

2nd Grade Teacher

Your Role at HLV:

2nd grade teacher

Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:

1996 Bachelor's degree from Concordia University Wisconsin,   K-6 Teaching license with math endorsement. 

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Cheering for Warrior sports teams and the Green Bay Packers.  I enjoy playing cards, reading and relaxing with the family.  

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I thoroughly enjoy helping students learn and to see them enjoy learning.  It is the best feeling ever to see a student work hard and improve their skills!  The people I get to work with are also pretty amazing!
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Phone: 319-647-2161
Fax: 319-647-2164
Address: 402 5th Street
Victor, IA 52347