Betsy DeBruin

ELL Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: elizabeth.debruin@dmschools.org

Class Description

Welcome to ELL! My name is Mrs. De Bruin. I have been teaching at Capitol View since 2014. Prior to moving to Des Moines, I taught in Colorado for six years. I graduated from Dordt College and received my Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University. I love to bike, hike, play tennis, and read. I look forward to working with your child!

Nancy Galloway

ELL Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: nancy.galloway@dmschools.org

Class Description

My name is Nancy Galloway. I was born and lived in Colombia, South America, for the first 30 years of my life. I came to the University of Kansas to learn English. After learning English, I earned a degree in ESL (English as a Second Language) in 1992.I have been married to Jim Galloway since 1994. We have two boys David and Alejandro. Both gentlemen have finished high school and now are studying to pursue a professional diploma. Jim and I enjoy going to musical concerts and movies. I have been a teacher for 33 years and 16 of them I have worked as an ELL teacher at Capitol View School. I enjoy my job so much that it is my dream to work for this elementary school until the time for retirement calls at my door. It is my desire to keep a close relationship with my students and their parents. Please do not hesitate to call me if you want to talk to me for any reason.  The best time to call is after three o’clock so I can give you my full attention.

Nora Krieger

ELL Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: nora.krieger@dmschools.org


Hello! My name is Nora Krieger and I am one of the ELL teachers at Capitol View. I graduated from Buena Vista University with a major in elementary education and endorsements in ELL and special education. I taught ELL in Storm Lake for 3 years before moving to Des Moines with my husband. In my free time I love going fishing, riding bikes, and spending time with my family. I feel so fortunate to be part of the Capitol View family and look forward to working with your students!

Lizbeth Stevenson

Bilingual Family Liaison

P: 515-242-7803 | E: lizbeth.stevenson