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1st Grade Hope Banker


My name is Hope Banker and I am honored to spend another year teaching at Westwood Elementary. This will be my fifth year teaching 1st grade at Westwood and I have loved every minute. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015 with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood education with a minor in Literacy and endorsements in Reading and K-3 Special Education. I recently received my Master’s Degree in Education from Drake University in the Spring of 2020 with an emphasis on Teacher Effectiveness. Teaching is my passion and I enjoy spending each day watching my students learn and grow.

I live here in Ankeny with my fiance, Carter. We are looking forward to our wedding in May of 2021!  During my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and friends, biking, cooking, and anything involving plants. I strongly believe in creating meaningful, lasting relationships with my students and enjoy working hard to inspire them to be creative, kind, problem-solving leaders. I am looking forward to another great year!

Hope Banker

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