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Mr. Dave Richard
Welcome! My name is Dave Richard and I will be teaching economics, AP Microeconomics, and U.S. history at CHS this year. Ankeny Schools is my 4th teaching position in a 30+ year career covering the states of Illinois and Nebraska as well as Iowa. The 2019-2020 school year is my 20th with the Ankeny Community Schools. I received my BA from the University of Northern Iowa and an MAEd from the University of Nebraska.
The high school years are a substantial part of the formative stage into adulthood and I relish being instrumental in that development. Being a part of young people's lives during this time in life is both enjoyable and rewarding. I hope that my classes prepare students for college as well as their role as a positive, productive member of society.
Having recently retired from coaching after a variety of positions over 26 years, I use my spare time hunting and fishing, gardening and biking. Being outdoors is a priority when school is not in session. I also follow Jaguar athletics, Husker FB, volleyball, and soccer as well as many former Jags in their respective collegiate sports.