5th Grade

Amy Gummert

5th Grade Teacher

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


My name is Amy Gummert. I graduated from Simpson College (Indianola, IA) in May 2010 with a BA in Elementary Education and an Endorsement in Reading. This will be my 4th year teaching in Des Moines Public Schools. During my free time I like to read, watch movies, and hang out with my friends/family. I am excited to be a part of the Capitol View family and look forward to a great year in fifth grade.

Lora Mcallister

5th Grade Reading and Math Support

P: 515-242-8402 | E: lora.mcallister@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.”

Alexandra Pals

5th Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: alexandra.pals@dmschools.org

Guy Willey

5th Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: guy.willey@dmschools.org

Katie Zenz

5th Grade Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: kathryn.zenz@dmschools.org