Art/Music/P.E.

Lori Bonz

Art

E: lori.bonz@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been an art teacher for Des Moines Public Schools for 25 years I attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics and a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. This will be my 4th year at Greenwood Elementary.I am looking forward to working with all the talented students here at Greenwood again this year . We will be working on an Grand Installation of willow and clay in our front entrance of our school.

Mark Chelleen

P.E.

E: mark.chelleen@dmschools.org

Biography

 

Hi, my name is Mr. Chelleen. I teach Physical Education at Greenwood Elementary. This is my 31st year of teaching. I am a graduate of Luther College. I am married and have 2 children. My wife Shirley, is a nurse at Mercy Hospital. My oldest son Brad, wants to be a commercial pilot and my youngest son Adam, is a student at DMACC. He wants to be a high school Spanish teacher.

My hobbies are participating in and watching all types of sports. My favorite teams are the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Bears. I also enjoy working in my yard.

 

Melinda Hendrickson

Music

E: melinda.hendrickson@dmschools.org

Biography

Hi! I’m Melinda Hendrickson.  I’m delighted to be starting my 16th year as Greenwood’s music teacher!  I grew up in Burlington, Iowa, received my undergraduate degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and earned a master of music education degree from Vander Cook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois.  My entire teaching career has been happily spent in the elementary classrooms of Iowa communities, sharing the wonders of music with great kids.  My husband, Dennis, works for Des Moines Metro Opera in Indianola, and we have two adult kids who are also music educators. Brandon is professor of voice and serves as cultural liaison for Louisiana State University in Baton, Rouge, Louisiana, and Kiersten is an elementary music teacher in Indianola, Iowa. Our two young grandchildren are a great joy to us, as are our two very funny dogs, Baxter and Figaro! Movies, books, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends: these are a few of my favorite things!