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!
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!
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
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!
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!