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.
Hello! My name is Mrs. Pals and I am one of the 5th grade teachers at Capitol View. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University, and also have a Master’s Degree in Education from Drake University. This is my 7th year of teaching, and 6th year at Capitol View. I have also taught 7/8th grade science and 4th grade. 5th grade is one of my favorite groups to teach. I appreciate my students’ sense of humor, as well as their compassion for others of all ages. I live here in Des Moines with my husband and new baby girl. In my free time, I l like to go for walks with my family and snuggle up with a good book or movie.
My name is Ashley Schott. This is my 15th year teaching with Des Moines Public Schools and 13th year at Capitol View. I taught first grade for 4 years, kindergarten for 4 years, fourth grade for 1 year and now I am in my 4th year as a support teacher for fourth and fifth grade I enjoy working with many students to support them with their reading and math! I love Capitol View and seeing all the students grow! I am also a mom to 5 kiddos who are all in school this year. We are a busy family and love to travel!! I am looking forward to a great year and working with so many new faces!