Art/ Music/ PE

Joseph Doyen

Art Teacher



I am originally from Wellsburg, Iowa. I enjoy cooking, reading, singing, community theater, Iowa Hawkeye sports, golfing, and swimming.

Colleges Attended:
University of Northern Iowa, Buena Vista University, Morningside College

Highest Degree Earned:
Bachelor of Fine Art : UNI 1996
Bachelor of Arts in Art Education: UNI 2005
5-12 Strategist I Mild/Moderate Endorsement: Buena Vista University 2012
Masters in Teaching with Instructional Strategist II BD/LD: Morningside College 2016

Endorsements: K-12 Art, 5-12 Strategist II BD/LD, K-12 Coaching

Years of Experience: 5 years teaching art

Years at Hillis: 1st Year

Original Hometown: Wellsburg, IA

High School Attended:
Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock Community School (Now AGWSR)

Brittany Mueller



Class Description


My name is Brittany Mueller and I am the music teacher at Hillis.  In music class the students get to experience a wide range of musical activities.  They learn how to read rhythms and melodies, sing with proper vocal technique, move to music, listen and analyze music, and play a wide variety of instruments.

College(s) attended: Simpson College

Highest Degree Earned: Bachelor's of Music Education

Endorsement(s): K-8 Music (Instrumental and Vocal)

5-12 Music (Instrumental and Vocal)

Years of Experience: 7

Years at Hillis: 4

Original Hometown: Bellevue, IA

High School Attended: Bellevue High School

Matt Smith


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My name is Matt Smith and I am the PE teacher here at Hillis. I love physical activity and my hope is to share and pass on my passion to my students. I am currently in the process of earning my Master's in Education from Drake but I'm a Cyclone at heart Go State! In my spare time I enjoy working out, spending time with my family, watching whatever sport I can find on TV, and relaxing.

Colleges Attended: Iowa State

Highest Degree Earned: BS

Endorsements: K-12 PE and Health
5-12 Coaching

Years of Experience: 4

Years at Hillis: 4

Original Hometown: Des Moines

High School Attended: Lincoln