Community School Coordinators

Des Moines Public Schools is a partner in the Coalition for Community Schools. DMPS Community Schools exist to build meaningful partnerships between families, schools, and the community leading to improved student learning, thriving families and vibrant Des Moines neighborhoods.  

Community School Coordinators work with their school teams to create a comprehensive continuum of internal and external supports to ensure students’ personal and academic success. Community School Coordinators aim to accomplish the following objectives: 

  • Foster effective school-community relationships toward improved student outcomes 
  • Support transitions in schools with an emphasis on improved student engagement   
  • Improve students’ community engagement and social awareness  
  • Increase family engagement with schools  
  • Expand the community school strategy 

Community School Coordinators can be reached by email;

BrodyAustin Munoz
BrubakerJessica Kincaid
CallananJessica Earp
Capitol ViewAdriyel Mondloch
CarverLouis Fountain
CattellLouis Fountain
Central CampusSonya Smith
CowlesTaylor Tomkins
Downtown Mariah Button
EastMadeline Cano
EdmundsNicholas "Nick" Echols
FindleyCharlene Beattie
GartonMarilyn Bagley
GoodrellBryan Coffey
GreenwoodJennifer Walker
HanawaltJennifer Walker
HardingJulian Seay
HiattTiffany Braxton
HillisDema Abu Assaf
HooverDiana Rivas
HoweKristen Allan
HoytGabe Carlson
JacksonCarissa Bailey
JeffersonGiovanna Zavell
KingChelsea Clay
LincolnRachel West
LovejoyAmy Joens
MadisonLouis Fountain
McCombsTorrie Townsell
McKinleyTina Epp
MeredithMackenzie Mahoney
MerrillSimone Freeman
MonroeKiersten Cooley
MooreMelissa Nordell-Earp
MorrisBrad Buckley
MoultonLeah Waughtal-Magiera
NorthJesus Cardoza
Oak ParkRyan McDonald
Park AvenueMichal Navin
PerkinsTaylor Tomkins
PhillipsAmanda Barlow
Pleasant HillAmanda Barlow
River WoodsLouis Fountain
Roosevelt Lupe Thomason
SamuelsonSavannah Stuckmeyer
South UnionMontesha Carter
StoweClaudia Gonzalez
StudebakerYoly Smith
Virtual CampusGretchen Critelli
WalnutMariah Button
WeeksRuby Murillo
WillardDejah Banks
WindsorMadisen Gaskin
WrightGiovanna Zavell
Districtwide ProgramsLyn Marchant

Community School Coordinators are funded by United Way of Central Iowa Education Impact funds, the United Way of Central Iowa ELI- Education Leadership Initiative, and the United States Department of Education Full Service Community Schools Program.


District Community School Coordinator – Secondary

DeMarco Lowery

District Community School Coordinator – Elementary

Louis Fountain