Ms. Teresa Lawler

Phone: 515-965-9610


Degrees and Certifications:

MA English with an endorsement in Communications BA English with a minor in Speech

Ms. Teresa Lawler

Language Arts Teacher & Speech Coach 

I am very proud to be an educator; I can't imagine a more rewarding or challenging career. I am a graduate of Buena Vista University, class of 1984. I majored in English with a minor in speech.

I started teaching in the Ankeny district in the fall of 2007 and I'm thrilled to be teaching at Centennial. I teach the following classes: AP Language and Composition, Introduction to Classic Film, and Fundamentals of Communication. As far as extracurricular activities, I am the individual events (IE) speech coach and GSA advisor. (These are amazing groups to join!)

Before arriving in Ankeny, I taught for fourteen years at Jefferson-Scranton, two in Melcher-Dallas, and five in Carroll. My co-curricular activities included coaching large group speech, individual speech, Interact, student council, yearbook, and cheerleading.

I completed my master's degree at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville in 1997. I achieved National Board Certification in 2004 in Adolescence & Young Adulthood/English Language Arts.

I am generally available before school starting at 7:15 am, during fifth hour, and after school until 5:00. My email is

Twitter account - lawler@CHSEngNerd