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Language Arts Eric Klingensmith

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About Mr. K

I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University (GO BEARCATS!) with my BS Ed in English, Speech, and Theatre in 2000.  Then, I earned my MA in English in 2001 from NWMSU and my MS Ed in Educational Leadership from Park University in 2012.  My teaching experience includes a small and a medium size school district from the suburban area of Kansas City, MO.  In 2013, my family and I moved to Ankeny where I began teaching and coaching at Ankeny Centennial High School.  Currently, I serve as an ELA Instructor and the Head Debate Coach at Ankeny Centennial as well as the Head Girls’ XC Coach and Assistant Track Coach at Ankeny High School.  I’m lucky to serve both high schools, experiencing all that Ankeny Schools has to offer!

My wife and I have two beautiful daughters who attend school in the Ankeny Community School District.  We love outdoor adventures, family movie nights, and vacationing in Colorado or at any oceanside beach.  I also enjoy writing poetry, reading, and running long distances.  Another passion of mine is derived from my time serving in the United States Marine Corp where I developed much of my character and leadership abilities.  I thank the Corps each day for those gifts.  Semper Fi!

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