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. 





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!





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!