Degrees and Certifications:
BA- Western Illinois University MA- Drake University
Hello! My name is Kathleen Steffen, and I am the Assistant Principal at Prairie Ridge Middle School. This is my ninth year in education. I taught Literacy at Harding Middle School (DMPS) for seven years, and this is my second year as an administrator in Ankeny Community School District. I grew up in central Illinios, and I received my Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University where I majored in English Education and Art. I attended Drake University where I earned my Master's in Educational Leadership. My husband and I live in Ankeny with our two daughters. We enjoy being outdoors, going to the zoo, and just spending time together as a family!
My favorite part of my job is connecting with and supporting students. We have worked diligently to increase student involvement opportunities through community engagement courses, Expeditions, Girls on the Run, Jaguar Running Club, and various student groups. I truly believe that Prairie Ridge is the best place to be -- the positive culture and sense of belonging is contagious! I am proud of our staff and students every day!
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