Mr. Don Young

Phone: 515/ 965-9705


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Mr. Don Young

6th/7th Grade Social Studies/American History-Platinum Team

    Welcome! I currently teach 6th grade Social Studies and 7th grade American History at Prairie Ridge Middle School. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs with my large family of three brothers and two sisters. I earned my Bachelor of Art degree in Elementary Education from St. Ambrose University in 1992 and completed my Masters in Education from Viterbo University in 2010. I am a member of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society. I have been teaching since 1993.

    I enjoy sharing my love for learning with students. It always impresses me how kids can be hooked on learning, when the learning itself becomes  fun. I am always encouraged by students who dare themselves to try. Through their effort they see themselves as products of success. This can be inspiring and contagious to other students.

     I currently serve as the Ankeny Education Association representative to the Ankeny Community Education advisory council. I enjoy collecting autographed books, traveling, reading, and spending time with my family.  My wife Robin and I are very proud parents of twins that are now in college.