My name is Amy Erwin and I am excited for my fourth year on the Capitol View team! I am in my 21st year of teaching and have experience in lower elementary as well as upper elementary special education. I am active in multiple leadership roles within our school as well as within the Des Moines district and love opportunities not only to grow as a professional, but to help other teachers do so!
I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education and a coaching endorsement. I completed my Master’s Degree in Special Education at Drake University.
When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. I also enjoy exercising, reading, and socializing with friends. My favorite part about being a teacher is watching students become independent thinkers and team players. I love to watch students grow!
Welcome to room 148! My name is Lindsay Inbody and this is my 6th year teaching. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education. I am looking forward to an amazing year!!
Welcome to room 152! My name is Jessica Manning and this is my sixth year teaching for Des Moines Public Schools and my second year at Capitol View! I graduated from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and Language Arts. I am currently working on my Master’s Degree through Grandview University with an ELL Endorsement. I am looking forward to a fabulous year.
Reading and writing have been my favorite pastime ever since I was a little girl growing up in Wisconsin. Now I feel so lucky for the opportunity to help Capitol View students become readers and writers too. My degree is from Grand View University. I have taught kindergarten and 1st grade, as well as intervention for K-5. My family has moved quite a lot; we started in Des Moines and went from Michigan, Minneapolis, Omaha, Hawaii and back to Des Moines 8 years ago. In my free time I love going for runs with my husband and two children, playing with my Boston Terrier Toby and traveling as much as possible. I am looking forward to a great year with K-2 students at Capitol View!
Welcome to Room 145! My name is Mary Sieloff. I have been teaching in the Des Moines School District for 27 years. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and my master’s degree from Viterbo. My husband, 2 sons, and I live in Indianola.