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May 31, 2022

New Northeast Principal

Kristin BarberPending Board approval, the Ankeny Community School District is pleased to announce Ms. Kristin Barber as the new principal for Northeast Elementary School. Kristin is currently the principal at Northwood Preschool Center in the Ames Community School District, where she has served since 2017.

Ms. Barber has more than twenty years of experience in education. She began her career as a classroom teacher at North Polk West Elementary, where she taught for ten years before transitioning to the role of Master Teacher/Instructional Coach. She served in this role for three years before becoming principal.

“Kristin has an impressive record of partnering with students, parents and colleagues,” said Dr. Erick Pruitt, Superintendent of schools. “Her breadth of leadership experience and commitment to continuous learning and improvement makes her a great choice to lead Northeast Elementary.”
A graduate of Ankeny High School, Kristin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She received a Master of Arts in Education from Viterbo University, as well as a Master of Education in K-12 Educational Leadership and Administration from Iowa State University.

Ms. Barber will begin on July 1, but will be working with Northeast administrators prior to beginning in order to ensure a seamless transition.