2nd Grade

Amy Erwin

2nd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: amy.erwin@dmschools.org

Biography

My name is Amy Erwin and I am excited for my second year on the Capitol View team!  I am in my 19th 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!

 

Jessica Manning

2nd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: jessica.manning@dmschools.org

Courtney Manus

2nd Grade Reading and Math Support

P: 515-242-8402 | E: courtney.manus@dmschools.org

Class Description

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!

Lindsay Rasmussen

2nd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: lindsay.rasmussen@dmschools.org

Class Description

Welcome to room 148! My name is Lindsay Rasmussen and this is my 3rd 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!!

Mary Sieloff

2nd Grade Teacher

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

Class Description

Welcome to Room 145! My name is Mary Sieloff. I have been teaching in the Des Moines School District for 22 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.