Mrs. Tara Myers

Phone: 515-965-9605


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Mrs. Tara Myers

K-5 Special Education Teacher

Hello, and welcome to Prairie Trail.  My name is Tara Myers, and I am a special education teacher at Prairie Trail Elementary.  I am excited to have the opportunity to work with a great staff, students, and families this year. This is my 9th year as a special education teacher in Ankeny.  Prior to teaching in Ankeny, I taught special education at Central Elementary with the North Polk School District for two years and at Perry High School for two and a half years.  I obtained my undergraduate degree with a major in elementary and special education from Wayne State College, in Wayne, NE and my Master's Degree in MD from Morningside College, in Sioux City.  Teaching has always been a passion.  It is rewarding to see students progress toward their goals and meet milestones in their learning.  

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Chris, and my two dogs.  I enjoy reading, movies, playing board games, time with friends and family, and shopping.  I am also a dance instructor for the youngest kiddos at Showtime Studio in Perry.

Please feel free to contact me at 965-9605 (best times are before 7:30 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m.) or anytime at  It is going to be a great year!