3rd Grade

Laurie Bennett

3rd Grade Reading and Math Support

P: 515-242-8402 | E: laura.bennett@dmschools.org


Hi my name is Laurie Bennett. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with my bachelors in elementary education and completed my masters from Viterbo University. I have been teaching in the Des Moines School District for 21 years. I have taught kindergarten and fourth grade as well as been an instructional coach. I joined the Capitol View team in 2015 as a math and reading interventionist. Working with students who need a little extra help in reading and math is my passion. Seeing kids grow and learn is so rewarding! Outside of school of school I like spending time with my husband and two boys as well as friends and family.

Cassie Lahmann

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: cassandra.tullylahmann@dmschools.org


I'm so happy to be part of Capitol View's 3rd grade team!  I began teaching with DMPS in 1999 at Willard School, then Madison before finding my home here at Capitol View.  My own education trail was Willard, Hiatt, and then a proud alumni of East High School.  I attend Central College in Pella with a BA in Elementary Education.  I am a mom to three boys.  My older two are both in college, and my youngest is still in elementary school.  I love working with students and watching them grow and learn.  One interesting fact is that my current classroom looks out onto the street I grew up on!

Lora O'Bryan

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: lora.obryan@dmschools.org


I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Following graduation, I began my career as an Elementary Teacher. While teaching, I continued my education and earned a master’s degree in Education. As a professional, I have earned endorsements in Reading, Reading Specialist, Special Education and English as a Second Language. I have been a proud member of the Capitol View team since 2014.

“If you teach a child to read you have done your job. If you teach a child to love to read, you have changed their life forever.”

Elizabeth Reinmund

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: elizabeth.reinemund@dmschools.org

Class Description

I just recently moved back to Iowa after a decade in Orlando, FL where I was a  middle school reading teacher for 3 years.  I attended The University of Central Florida and received my degree in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement back in 2012.  I am a proud geek who loves to read, travel, and watch anything that has to do with superheroes or magic!

Megan Samson

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: megan.samson@dmschools.org