Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. French B.A. French, minor Spanish 5-12 French & Spanish
Mrs. Kristen Chipps
6th & 7th Grade French and Spanish
Bonjour! ¡Buenos Días!
My name is Kristen Chipps and I teach both French and Spanish Exploratory classes. I grew up in Illinois, about an hour outside of Chicago. I was very fortunate to start my exposure to languages in sixth grade when I participated in a three week exchange program to France. Needless to say, I was hooked and have been learning languages ever since. I studied both French and Spanish through high school and continued both languages when I went to Central College. I have participated in study abroad programs both at Central and at UNI while completing my Master's degree.
I have taught both Spanish and French for many years from 6th grade through 12th grade in Iowa and in Wisconsin. I have been in Ankeny teaching French and Spanish exploratory since 2006.
I hope to extend my love of languages and travel to all of my students. I have been fortunate to travel to over two thirds of the United States and fifteen foreign countries.
I am available during the day by email.