Renee Pepper

Phone: 515.965.9610

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Renee Pepper

Modern Language Teacher

Hola!  My name is Renee Pepper.  I teach Spanish & French at CHS.  I received my bachelors' degrees, one in French and the other in Spanish, at Iowa State University.  I received my master's degree in English as a Second Language at Kansas State University.  I continued my education at La Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain.

I love teaching modern languages because it opens up so many doors to students.  They learn not only another language, but other cultures and tolerance for differences that they encounter - different does NOT mean wrong!

I am the lead teacher for the Ankeny-Copan sister-city exchange.  This is the most exciting part of teaching for me.  Every year, Ankeny students (AHS & CHS) are hosting a student from Mexico and living with a family in a suburb of Mexico City. Each year students are experiencing first-hand what I am teaching them in class.  They get to put their knowledge to use.  It is amazing to see my students glow with pride when they communicate with a native speaker in another language!  It warms my heart to see the life-long friendships that are created as a result of the exchange.  This is why I teach!

 


CONTACT:
Renee Pepper
renee.pepper@ankenyschools.org
(515) 965-9610  ext 2109
Centennial High School Rm. 2109

I am available : before school by appointment
                        after school by appointment                       
                        2nd hour by appointment
                        8th hour by appointment