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Mrs. Jackie Reed
Special Education Teacher
Hello!! I am Jackie Reed and I am a special education teacher here at Prairie Trail and work with students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. I grew up in Peoria, IL. I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Instructional Strategist I at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. I also hold my reading endorsement and received my masters for Instructional Strategist II from Morningside College. I have been teaching in Ankeny since 2006. I worked at Crocker for my first 13 years and then began at Prairie Trail in 2019!
I enjoy teaching because of the everyday adventure that it brings. I love seeing students growth, their excitement when they learn new things, and helping them experience new things everyday.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My husband Matt, my son, Liam, my daughters, Madi, Finley, Ellie, and my dog, Rocky. I also enjoy reading, going to the pool, and being outside.