Instructional Support

Jennifer Erbes

Reading Recovery Teacher/K-2 Interventionist

P: 515-242-8417 | E: jennifer.erbes@dmschools.org

Steve Gude

Speech Pathologist

P: 515.242.8417 | E: stephen.gude@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • University of Iowa - Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Hearing
  • University of Iowa - Master's Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Teaching Experience

  • Keystone Area Education #1, Farley, IA 1981-1985
  • St. Paul Public Schools, St. Paul, MN 1985-1988
  • Des Moines Public Schools  1988-present
  • Speech-Language Pathologist at King Elementary since 2005

Family/Hobbies

  • My wife Mona also works for DMPS. We have three grown children: a daughter who is married and lives in New Mexico, a son who lives in Minnesota, and another son who lives in the Boston area.

Lori Lyon

Academic Interventionist

P: 515-242-8417 | E: lori.lyon@dmschools.org

Sarah Pentek

Instructional Coach

P: 515-242-8417 | E: sarah.pentek@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Iowa State University - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Drake University - Master's Degree in Effective Teaching and Learning, Reading Specialist

Teaching Experience

  • West Des Moines Schools, first grade for four years
  • West Des Moines Schools, fifth grade for one year
  • Des Moines Public Schools, district level
  • King Elementary, Instructional Coach since 2012

Family/Hobbies

  • I live with my husband who also works for Des Moines Public Schools, our son Will who is 1 and our dog Jackson.  We enjoy playing at home, going for family walks Des Moines, traveling and eating ice cream.  I love spending time with my family and also love spending time at King Elementary with our fantastic students, teachers and staff.

Lori Staples

Instructional Coach

P: 515-242-8417 | E: loriann.staples@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Iowa State University - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, specialization in Social Studies
  • Iowa State University - Master's work in curriculum and instruction

Teaching Experience

  • Collins-Maxwell Middle School - Special education for one year
  • Collins-Maxwell Elementary - Special education for two years
  • Collins-Maxwell Elementary - First grade, seven years
  • King Elementary - Instructional Coach since 2014

Family/Hobbies

  • My husband Jeremy and I live in Ankeny with our two children; Kaylie (6) and Evan (3).  We enjoy playing outside, swimming, reading and watching movies together.  In my spare time, I enjoy teaching fitness classes, working out and running half-marathons or marathons.

Stacy Vandagriff

Academic Interventionist

P: 515-242-8417 | E: stacy.vandagriff@dmschools.org

Melissa Wolf

Gifted/Talented Consultant

P: 515.242.8417 | E: melissa.wolf@dmschools.org

Betsy Yates

Academic Interventionist

P: 515-242-8417 | E: elizabeth.yates@dmschools.org