About Me

Hi 8th graders!  My name is Mrs. Van Houweling.  I am starting my 19th year teaching at Hiatt.  My family and I live in Pella, Iowa.  My family includes my husband Chad, my daughter, Haley, and my daughter, Lexi.  Haley is a 10th grader at Pella High School and Lexi is in 3rd grade.  My daughters are both very involved in soccer so we spend a lot of time on the soccer fields.  They both play for Iowa Rush South and I am the admin for the club.  In the summers, you will find us at our lake cabin most of the time where we enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, and relaxing.  My daughters are also in other sports throughout the year that keep us busy.  We have two dogs named Chica and Knox.  Chica is a 10 year old Morkie and Knox is a 3 month old Goldendoodle.   I can't wait to meet all of you throughout the school year!    

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Hello 8th graders, my name is Mrs. Gronewold.  This will be my 33rd year of teaching at Hiatt.  I have lived of the East side of Des Moines for most of that time.  My children graduated from East High School.  My son, Zach, was in the navy for a short time, but has moved back to Des Moines.  My daughter, Brittany, went to Iowa State and is now an engineer here in Des Moines.   My life has slowed down a lot since they have gotten older.  My husband works from home creating videos for his you tube channel.  My mom lives in Indianola and I visit her as often as I can.  I spend my time reading books, listening to music, or watching movies.  I enjoy watching the Northern Iowa Panthers and the Steelers.  I am looking forward to working with all of you and cannot wait to meet you in person.