Student Services

Tayli Abel

SUCCESS

P: 515-242-8402 | E: tayli.abel@dmschools.org

Jackie Abram

Audiologist

P: 515-242-8354 | E: jackie.abram@dmschools.org

Mary Brannen

Counselor

P: 515-242-8402 | E: mary.brannen@dmschools.org

Sue Kelso-Bartel

Audiologist

P: 515-242-8254 | E: sue.kelsobartel@dmschools.org

Theresa Neddermeyer

School Based Therapist

P: 515-202-7970 | E: theresa.neddermeyer

Jana Radke

Speech-Language Pathologist

Class Description

Hi!  My name is Jana Radke, and I am a Speech Language Pathologist at Capitol View.  This is my first year joining the Capitol View team!  I received my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Iowa.  After graduation I worked for three years with Green Hills Area Education Agency (AEA) in Council Bluffs.  I worked at several elementary and high schools in the Council Bluffs area before coming to Capitol View.  I truly love working in the school setting and enjoy watching my students improve their communication skills throughout the year!

Stacey Robles

Community School Coordinator

P: 515-242-8402 | E: stacey.robles@dmschools.org

Class Description

Hello! My name is Stacey Robles and I am the Community School Coordinator at Capitol View. I have been at Capitol View since November 2015. I graduated from Simpson College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish and a minor in Political Science.

As the Capitol View community school coordinator, I will be working on strengthening our community partnerships, volunteer and family engagement, and after school programming. If you would like to volunteer feel free to email me with any questions you may have. I look forward to working with all the Capitol View children and families!

Yvette Sanchez

Before and After School Supervisor

P: 515-242-8402 | E: yvette.sanchez@dmschools.org

Jenny Schiltz

Gifted and Talented Consultant

P: 515-242-7939 | E: jennifer.schiltz@dmschools.org

Ashton Stafford

Speech-Language Pathologist

P: 515-242-8402 | E: ashton.stafford@dmschools.org

Class Description

Hi there! My name is Ashton Stafford, and I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who serves the students at Capitol View Elementary. I have been at Capitol View since the summer of 2011. I received my Bachelor's degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Iowa. I use a combination of sign language and spoken English, depending on the student and their specific needs. I continue to build my own signing vocabulary and American Sign Language (ASL) skills, each and every day. A large part of my job is to provide as much visual support for the teachers and students as I can. My students work on a variety of skills during their speech sessions; sound production, articulation with visual phonics support, answering WH questions, story retell, proper grammar/syntax when writing and/or speaking, and social language. I love the challenges and rewards that my job provides, as well as being able to see my students grow as they move through preschool and elementary!  Feel free to contact me with any questions. My email is ashton.donahue@dmschools.org

Gina West

Behavior Strategist

P: 515-242-8402 | E: gina.west@dmschools.org

Class Description

Hello!  My name is Gina West and I have been working with students in Des Moines Public Schools for over 25 years.  I am so excited to be at Capitol View as the Behavior Strategist.  I love working with students who need extra support.  Helping students become successful in school is my goal.   I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with my undergraduate degree and Iowa State with my Master’s Degree; I also have an Administrative Certification from Viterbo University.   I have three children, two daughters who teach at Ruby Van Meter in Des Moines and a son who is a Senior at University of Northern Iowa.  I am a huge Panther fan.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends in my free time.