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 my masters from Viterbo University. I have been teaching in the Des Moines School District for 20 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 third grade 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.

Angela Carman

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: angela.carman@dmschools.org


Hi!  My name is Angel Carman and I am so excited to be joining the Capitol View team this year.  This will be my 16th year of teaching and I absolutely love it!  I began my teaching career at Moulton as a 1st grade teacher for 5 years.  I then went to Cattell Elementary for 10 years, where I taught 1st grade, was an academic interventionist, and spent my last 4 years there teaching 3rd grade...my favorite grade! I graduated from Grand View in 2000 with my elementary education degree and an endorsement in reading.  Several years later, I went back to school and got my master's in education from Morningside in 2012. When I am not teaching, I love spending my time with my husband Ryan, my daughter Josie, and my son Cole.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your child...thank you for sharing him/her with me!

Cassie Lahmann

3rd Grade Teacher

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

Elizabeth Reinmund

3rd Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: elizabeth.reinmund@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