Hello! I have been at Capitol View since the fall of 2013. Before that I was the principal at Madison Elementary on the northeast side of Des Moines for ten years. Prior to becoming a principal, I taught in Des Moines for over 15 years, teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
I moved to Des Moines immediately after graduating from UNI and have never looked back. I love living here, and especially love working for DMPS! I received my administration endorsement through Iowa State University so I cheer for the Panthers and the Cyclones, but not the Hawkeyes. J
I don’t have a lot of free time, but when I do, family is my priority. I have two adult children, but grew up in a very large family with five sisters, and two brothers. We are all very close and spend time together whenever possible.
Hello, my name is David Sharkey. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Grand View University. I was a classroom teacher for 8 years and have been a released dean for 2 years in Des Moines. I received my Master of Education degree from Viterbo University. On the weekends you can find me cheering for the Hawkeyes and Vikings.