My name is Vanessa Avalos and I am the Office Manager at Capitol View. Before becoming Office Manager, I was the Bilingual Community Outreach worker and I worked with ELL families and students. This is my fourth year at Capitol View and I have gotten to know our families very well which is very important to me to build those relationships.I look forward to meeting and building those relationships with our new families this year!
My family is from Mexico but I was born in California. My family and I moved to Marshalltown, Iowa when I was 5 years old, so I consider myself to be an Iowa girl. I graduated from Marshalltown Community College in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I then received my Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa in 2013. My husband, Juan, and I have two boys, Ryan who is four and Liam who is two.
I have been an RN for 41 years. Neonatal ICU nurse for 20 years and starting my 21st year as a school nurse with the last 12 years at Capitol View Elementary.