Building Staff

Kisha Barnes

Principal

P: 515-242-8417 | E: kisha.barnes@dmschools.org

Lisa Fazio

Office Manager

P: 515-242-8417 | E: lisa.fazio@dmschools.org

Tammy Feeley

School Nurse

P: 515-242-8417 | E: tammy.feeley@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • DMACC – Associate Nursing Degree
  • University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL – Bachelor of Science Degree

Nursing Experience

  • Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (1984-2005)
  • School Nurse at King Elementary since 2002

Family/Hobbies

  • I love spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren.  Our household includes a German Shepherd, 2 cats, a rabbit, and lots of Betta fish.  I enjoy playing the piano and directing the Children’s Choir for my church.  I am also passionate about bicycling, and have ridden in many RAGBRAIs.

Nyla Mowery

School Counselor

P: 515-242-8417 | E: nyla.mowery@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • University of Iowa - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, specialization in social studies and early childhood
  • Drake University - Master's Degree in Counseling

Teaching Experience

  • Cedar Rapids School District - Preschool 2005-2007
  • Des Moines Public Schools - Preschool 2007-2010
  • King Elementary - Fourth grade 2010-2011
  • King Elementary - Fifth grade  2011-2013
  • King Elementary - School counselor since 2013

Family/Hobbies

  • I enjoy spending time with my husband Jason and daughter, Angel.  We have a house full of animals including two dogs and three cats.  I also enjoy reading and photography.

Links

Mrs. Mowery's Blog

Jessica Sharp

Behavior Strategist

P: 515-242-8417 | E: jessica.sharp@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • University of Northern Iowa - Bachelor's Degree, Elementary Education, Specialization in Instructional Strategist I
  • University of Northern Iowa - Master's Degree, Educational Leadership and Administration

Teaching Experience

  • Callanan Middle School - Special Education/Behavior Interventionist 2006-2013
  • McCombs Middle School - Behavior Coach 2013-2014
  • King Elementary - Behavior Coach since 2014

Family/Hobbies

  • I enjoy spending time with my husband Ryan and daughters, Averee and Rylee.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, being outdoors, DIY projects and spending time with family.

Laura Stanbrough

Dean of Students

P: 515-242-8417 | E: laura.stanbrough@dmschools.org

Julanda Taylor

Community School Coordinator

P: 515.242.8417 | E: julanda.taylor@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Iowa State University - Bachelor's Degree in Child, Adult, and Family Studies
  • Iowa State Univeristy - Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Teaching Experience

  • BeUnleashed Now LLC. - Spoken word poetry workshop facilitator since 2008
  • After School Arts Program - Teaching Artist 2010-2016
  • King Elementary - Community School Coordinator since 2015

Family/Hobbies

  • I enjoy spending time with my husband Words and children, Aaziah and Elijah.  I’m a singer and poet so performing is always fun and I also enjoy reading, vacationing, and hanging out with family and friends.

Mike Thompson

SUCCESS Manager

P: 515-242-8417 | E: michael.thompson@dmschools.org