Hi there! My name is Tayli Abel and I have been working as the SUCCESS Case Manager at Capitol View since May 2017. The SUCCESS Program is here to partner with families and students who need support in the areas of attendance and behavior. I also assist with providing resources for basic needs, housing, parenting skills, and mental health supports. I am here year round so please feel free to contact me with any concerns or needs you may have. I’m looking forward to another great year here at Capitol View!
This is my sixth year being a school nurse, my previous five years were spent at Cattell Elementary. Before school nursing, I worked with children at ChildServe continuing care and transitional care units. I am here to help you and your children with your physical, mental and emotional needs. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children. We love boating on the lake and cheering on the Cyclones. I am excited to be a CV tiger! Please let me know if you need help with anything.
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 sixth 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 six and Liam who is four.
Hello! My name is Gina Beals and I am the school counselor. This is my 2nd year at Capitol View and my 17th year in Des Moines Public Schools. Outside of school, my two daughters keep my husband and I very busy with softball and gymnastics. We enjoy boating, sports, cheering for the Cubs, reading, and playing with our dog, Wrigley. I am looking forward to another great year as a Capitol View Tiger!
-Des Moines East High School
-Child Development Associate
-Des Moines Capitol View Elementary 2001-Present