I am Mrs. Belloma. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2004, with a degree in Elementary Education, and an endorsement in Reading. Right out of student teaching I was hired by Des Moines Public Schools. I am currently in my 12th year of teaching! I cannot believe how fast the years have gone by!
In July of 2007, I graduated with my Masters in Education through Viterbo University. Each summer I continue my education by taking classes through the district to make sure I am always using “best practices” in the classroom.
College(s) attended: University of Northern Iowa, Viterbo University
Highest Degree Earned: Masters in Education
Endorsement(s): Reading K – 8
Years of Experience: 12
Years at Hillis: 10
Original Hometown: Epworth, IA
High School Attended: Western Dubuque
I began teaching Kindergarten at Hillis in August of 1992 as a Student Teacher under Joyce Squires and Judi Cunningham. I am a December 1992 Graduate from Iowa State University. I subbed for DMPS Jan. 1993 through June of 1993. I was hired to teach Kindergarten at Hillis in August of 1993.
I was married in June of 1994 and have a son and two daughters.
College(s) attended: Iowa State University
Endorsement(s):PK-K Teacher /Prekindergarten –Kindergarten Classroom/ with PK-K Early Childhood Special Education
Years of Experience: January 1993-to current.
Years at Hillis: Hillis Kindergarten teacher 1993-2017
Original Hometown: Newton, IA
High School Attended: Newton High School