Administration

Marsha Kerper

Principal

P: 515-242-8402 | E: marsha.kerper@dmschools.org

Biography

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.

David Sharkey

Dean of Students

P: 515-242-8402 | E: david.sharkey@dmschools.org

Biography

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.