Kindergarten

Sue Ellen Claiborne

Kindergarten Reading and Math Support

P: 515-242-8402 | E: sueellen.claiborne@dmschools.org

Class Description

I graduated in 1980 from Drake University, Des Moines, IA with a major in Elementary Education and a Reading Endorsement.  I decided to stay home and raise a family but once they were in college I decided to update my degree and head to the classroom.  I was a substitute in both the Des Moines School District and the Catholic schools in the Des Moines area.  After substituting at Capital View for 4 years I then obtained a kindergarten position and taught there for 8 years.  I am currently a reading and math interventionist in 2nd. grade.

Amanda Gillaspey

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: amanda.gillaspey@dmschools.org

Biography

I came to Capitol View in 2013. After graduating from Hoover High School, I attended Iowa State University and Drake University, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have been employed with the Des Moines Public Schools for sixteen years. Currently, I am teaching kindergarten…my favorite!!

Shawna Graeve

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: shawna.graeve@dmschools.org

Class Description

Biography
Education:
Upper Iowa University, BA Elementary Education.
Teaching Experience
Des Moines Willard Elementary, 1998 – 2011
Des Moines Capitol View Elementary 2011 - present
 
Additional Training/Certification
Reading Endorsement
CGI Certified
Mandatory Reporter
Medication Certified

Kristy Roberts

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: kristy.roberts@dmschools.org

Class Description

My name is Kristy Roberts.  This is my third year with Des Moines Public Schools.  I have worked at River Woods Elementary as a K-2 Reading Interventionist, 2nd Grade Teacher at Walnut Street School and this will be my first year teaching kindergarten at Capital View Elementary.  I have ten years of experience in the field of early childhood education.  I have owned a child care program, worked as a classroom associate, and consulted with in home early childhood programs for Orchard Place in the Child Care Resource & Referral agency.  I am originally from Adel, Iowa and graduated from Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School.  I went to Des Moines Area Community College and then attended the University of Northern Iowa where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  Away from school I love to spend time with my husband of almost 18 years and my three sons.  We watch and play football, basketball and baseball year round!  You also might catch me curled up with a good book whenever I can!

 

Tim Robinson

Kindergarten Teacher

P: 515-242-8402 | E: timothy.robinson@dmschools.org

Class Description

My name is Tim Robinson, and I've taught at Capitol View since 2007. I received my BA in music from Drake University, and then went on to receive my MS in Elementary Education, also at Drake University. I love teaching kindergarten because it's one of the most important introductory parts of a child's school career, and it's amazing to see how excited they are to learn and grow! When I'm not at Capitol View, I enjoy teaching private voice lessons at Drake University, weightlifting, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.