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District Mentoring Specialist Justin Herrick

Hello, my name is Justin Herrick and I am the District Mentoring Specialist for the Ankeny Community School District.

I am a native Iowan (Charles City), and I have taught high school English for 13 years in both Iowa and Michigan before changing roles here in Ankeny. In 2009 I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with an Education Endorsement, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Morningside College in 2014, and am currently working on my PhD in Education from Drake University. 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.

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