Mrs. jennifer cappel
I am the Elementary Resource Teacher at Des Moines Christian School. I have taught at Des Moines Christian for 8 years. The first two years I was blessed to teach preschool. Then I felt God's calling to use my advanced training and move to Resource. I love my job! I get to help students and teachers navigate academic hurdles. I have a passion for problem solving, helping children to make learning easier and show what they do know.
I was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home. I never knew life without Jesus and accepted him as my personal savior at a young age. We currently attend Valley Evangelical Free Church. I am married to Doug Cappel, who served on the DMCS Board of Directors for 3 years. He runs our small business, Cappel's Ace Hardware in West Des Moines. I have 2 children entering 11th and 8th grades here at DMCS.
I graduated with honors and high distinction from the University of Iowa with a BA in Elementary Education. My specialization was in reading. Then I went on to get my Masters of Arts in Learning Disabilities from UMKC. Since that time, I have had specialized training in screening for Irlen, inclusion techniques in the classroom, dyslexia, and Marzano instructional strategies.