Kindergarten

Sue Ellen Claiborne

K-3 Interventionist

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

Biography

My name is Kristy Roberts.  I studied early childhood education at DMACC and elementary education at the University of Northern Iowa.  I have been a Kindergarten teacher at Capitol View since 2016.  I taught one year of 2nd grade and one year of K-3 Reading Intervention for the district prior to that.  I love working in early childhood education!  Before becoming a teacher with DMPS I owned and operated a preschool and child development home in Polk County, Iowa.   This is such an important time for social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth and development.  I want to help your child develop a LOVE for learning!  Outside of school you will find me spending time with my husband and three sons.   I love to watch them play football, basketball, baseball and drive race cars!

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 weightlifting, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.