Teacher Leaders/Coaches

Sherry Clingman

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher Leader/ Interventionist

P: 515-242-8402 | E: sherry.clingman@dmschools.org

Class Description

My name is Sherry Clingman.  I am excited to be the Teacher Leader/Interventionist for the Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms. I have taught in the Des Moines School District for over 20 years.  I have taught Kindergarten-2nd grade and Reading Recovery.  I have my undergraduate degree from NMSU (now Truman State University) and my masters from Drake.  In my free time I love to read! 

Amanda Gomes

Math Insructional Coach

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

Class Description

Hello!  I am the Math Instructional Coach at Capitol View Elementary.  I have been the Math Coach for 6 years!  I enjoy spending my days helping teachers plan their math lessons, working with our new math series, Fastt Math, and also working with small groups of students. 

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Kara Haugen

2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher Leader / Interventionist

P: 515-242-8402 | E: kara.haugen@dmschools.org

Michelle Howe

Reading Instructional Coach

P: 515-242-8402 | E: michelle.howe@dmschools.org

Class Description

Welcome to Capitol View!  I am instructional coach which means I support teachers with curriculum and student data.  I love getting into the classrooms and seeing all the great things our teachers are doing, and I enjoy working with small groups of students on their reading.  I have been a Capitol View Tiger for the past 9 years.  In my free time I stay very busy with my own three kids and I enjoy spending time at our family lake home.  You’ll always catch me cheering for the UNI Panthers, and the Iowa Hawkeyes.  I hope to see you at our family activities…it’s going to be a great year at Capitol View!

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Stacy Wood

4th and 5th Grade Teacher Leader/ Interventionist

P: 515-242-8402 | E: stacy.wood@dmschools.org

Class Description

Hello, my name is Stacy Wood. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Drake University. I have been a teacher at Capitol View for 11 years. I recently completed a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Iowa State University. I love coming to work every day and I am dedicated to forming positive working relationships with all students. I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world and I enjoy helping them discover and develop it. I look forward to a great school year!