1st Grade

Lauren Brackett

1st Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: lauren.brackett@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Lauren Brackett, and I absolutely love being a first grade teacher at Capitol View. I graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a degree in elementary education with an endorsement in reading and math. Since graduation, I spent one year as a substitute teacher and one year as a reading and math interventionist. Since then, I have been teaching first grade here at Capitol View. I am currently working on my master's degree from Drake University. When I am not busy teaching or studying, I love spending time with my husband and two dogs.

Erin McDonough

1st Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: erin.mcdonough@dmschools.org

Biography

Hello! Welcome to room 139! My name is Erin McDonough.  I graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education.  I am so excited to be a first grade teacher here at Capitol View.  I live here on the East Side with my dog, Macy.  I will graduate from Drake University with a Master’s in Education this December.  I look forward to having your students in my class this year!

Mary Kay Mullarkey

1st Grade Reading and Math Support

P: 515-242-8402 | E: mary.mullarkey@dmschools.org

Biography

My career path includes attending Grand View College, Upper Iowa University, and the University of Iowa.   I have taught for 30 years altogether, and 20 of those have been with Des Moines Public Schools. I am blessed with three fabulous children, five beautiful grandchildren, and have been married for almost 40 years. I enjoy challenging my students to try new things, and not give up even when things get difficult.    My goal is to give them opportunities to succeed now and in the future.

Rachel Riley

1st Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: rachel.riley@dmschools.org

Class Description

I am so excited to be a first grade teacher at Capitol View Elementary. I graduated from Grand View College in 2006 with a degree in elementary education. Since then, I have been teaching at Capitol View.  I live here on the East side of Des Moines with my husband, son and two cats.
Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or comments. Thank you.

Kimberly Veigulis

1st Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: kimberly.veigulis@dmschools.org

Biography

Welcome to 1st grade at Capitol View!  My name is Kim Veigulis and I am looking forward to a fun year of learning and growing in Room 143! This is my 6th year at CV, and my 4th year in first grade. I am a graduate of Iowa State University. Go Cyclones! I am currently pursuing my masters at Drake University through a program offered by DMPS. I’m looking forward to graduating this December! When I am not at school, I spend my time with my husband and our two dogs, Kingston and Tater Tot.  I look forward to working with you to support your child’s education this year!