Teacher Leaders/Coaches

Sherry Clingman

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher Coach

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

Biography

My name is Sherry Clingman.  I love working at Capitol View as an instructional coach.  I have taught in the Des Moines Public Schools for 25+ 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 spend time with my daughter and son.  During the week I love to read and practice yoga.  I am excited to see what students will learn in their classrooms this year!

Amanda Gomes

Math Insructional Coach

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

Biography

Hi!  My name is Amanda Gomes and I am an instructional coach for our 5th grade and kindergarten classrooms.  I have been teaching/coaching for 15 years in Des Moines Public Schools.  I earned my bachelor’s degree at Coe College and my master’s degree at Viterbo University.  I am excited to work with our students and teachers this year!

Kara Haugen

2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher Coach

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

Biography

My name is Kara Haugen, and I am an instructional coach for our 3rd grade classrooms. I also teach Reading Recovery for the other half of my day. This is my 19th year teaching/coaching, and my 5th year in Des Moines Public Schools. I earned my bachelor's degree at Morningside College and my master's degree at The University of Northern Iowa. I am currently back at Morningside working on my ESL Endorsement. I am excited to work with our students and teachers this year

Michelle Howe

Reading Instructional Coach

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

Biography

Welcome to Capitol View!  I am instructional coach which means I support teachers with curriculum, instructional strategies and creating actions based on student data.  I went to college at the University of Northern Iowa and received my master’s degree at Viterbo University.  I have taught 4th and 5th grade and worked with small groups of student’s k-5 in the area of literacy.  I love being in the Capitol View classrooms and seeing all the great things our teachers and students are doing.   I have been a Capitol View Tiger for the past 13 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 events…it’s going to be a great year at Capitol View!

 

Stacy Wood

4th and 5th Grade Teacher Coach

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

Biography

Hello! My name is Stacy Wood. I have worked at Capitol View since 2003! I love this school, the staff, the students, and the families. I am an instructional coach which means I support teachers with curriculum and instruction in their classrooms. I attended Drake University for my undergraduate degree and Iowa State for my master's degree. I have three children of my own ages 14, 11, and 5. We stay very busy with soccer and gymnastics. It is going to be a great year at Capitol View!