Degrees and Certifications:
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!
(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