District Mentoring Specialist Justin Herrick
Hello, my name is Justin Herrick and I am Ankeny’s District Mentoring Specialist.
I am a native Iowan (Charles City), and I was a high school English teacher before transitioning to the district office. In 2009 I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with an Education Endorsement, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Morningside College in 2015, and a PhD in Education from Drake University in 2023. Apart from teaching, I enjoy training and racing marathons and triathlons, hiking and fishing, and spending time with my wife (Danna), daughter (Murphy), and Goldendoodle (Hawi).
As a lifelong learner, I strive to challenge both teachers and students to build their capacities to get the most out of themselves.