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SAM Brandon Hargens

Welcome to Ashland Ridge Elementary! My name is Brandon Hargens, and I’m the School Administration Manager. It’s my honor to team with all families, students, and staff ensuring every student experiences high levels of learning and is made to feel special.

This is will be my sixth year as School Administration Manager within the Ankeny Community School District. I previously served at Southeast & Prairie Trail Elementary. Along with serving as a SAM, I taught for seven years in the West Des Moines School District and a 5th grade at Ashland Ridge.

In teaming with the staff at Ashland Ridge, we want to ensure every child will experience a positive, successful, safe, and rewarding experience daily. This will be accomplished by all students, parents, and staff pursuing academic and social skills excellence. Every staff member is dedicated to providing the very best education for all students. Please let me know of any concerns and celebrations. Your partnership and voice is valued. I look forward to another successful school year at Ashland Ridge Elementary!

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