Mr. Carlin


Monarch 2019

Welcome to my website. On this site you will find information about my family, school staff and board goals, district professional learning, and information regarding the HMS construction project.

I joined the “Hawk Nation” in July of 2018 and have enjoyed getting to work with the awesome staff, students and community members of HMS. I am excited to be a part of a district that works diligently to provide a rigorous academic program, with limitless opportunities, within a fun and caring environment.

I began my educational experience in Graettinger, Iowa where I attended elementary, middle, and high school. Following high school graduation in 2000, I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with certifications in both coaching and K-8 Social Studies. Following graduation from UNI in 2005, I began my career teaching elementary and middle school at a behavioral alternative school in Davenport. During this time I completed my Master’s of Educational Administration and Leadership Degree at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. Also during this time I began pursuing my Master’s Degree in Special Education at Western Illinois University. During the 2011-2012 school year I became a Special Education Assistant Sector Coordinator for Keystone AEA. Following this opportunity I served as an Instructional Coach for the Waterloo CSD where I worked with building teams to design academic and behavioral interventions for at-risk students. Then from 2014-2018 I served at Dunkerton CSD as the Elementary Principal/Special Education Director. In addition, I also served as an adjunct professor in the special education department at Upper Iowa University.

I look forward to collaborating with all of you as we work to carry out of mission to empower students to be life-long learners and caring, responsible citizens. Go Hawks!

With Hawk Pride,

Patrick Carlin