Mrs. Jessica Dagel

Phone: 515-965-9610


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Central College: History & Secondary Education MA ISU: Secondary Special Education Iowa Endorsements: 5-12 US History, World History, K-12 Art, 5-12 Strategist 1 SpEd

Mrs. Jessica Dagel

Special Education Teacher- Vocational Education Teacher


Greetings! I am a special education teacher and taught at AHS from 2002-2013 and now teach at Ankeny Centennial High School. I am the World of Work teacher & I help manage the Perky Hawk and the Java Jaguar, which are coffee shops for students to learn vocational/social skills and I am a Circle of Friends club sponsor.

I graduated from Central College in 1999 with a BA in History and Secondary Education. After discovering I wanted to teach special education, I entered Iowa State to complete my endorsement and earned my Masters in Education in 2006.  I love teaching because every day is different and presents new challenges to conquer. Seeing students have success and feel good about themselves makes even the worst day worth it!

My husband, Jason Dagel, also teaches at Ankeny. Our daughter was born in 2005 and keeps life interesting! My hobbies include playing tennis and golf, traveling, and reading. You can contact me between 7:30am-4pm most days at 965-9610 or email me at