Mrs. Kathleen Despotovich



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kathleen Despotovich

Special Education Teacher

Hello, my name is Mrs. Despotovich but many of my students call me Mrs. D.  I graduated in 2013 from Upper Iowa University with my bachelors in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading and language arts.  After student teaching I began teaching special education and immediately began my masters in special education at Morningside College.  In December 2015 I completed my special education strategist II LD/BD (learning disabilities/behavior disabilities) endorsement. I completed my full masters in behavior in 2018.  I have worked as a special education behavior teacher since 2013. Teaching is my greatest passion !Together we will work to make this a fun, exciting and successful year for your student.

When I am not at school, you will find me with my family.  I am married and have three daughters, Sofia, Nadia  and Mila.  They too attend Ankeny Schools.  Outside of school, we like to be outside and be active.  We love swimming, biking, playing board games and cheering on the Cyclones.  We love to go on road trips and explore as well as stay home and shop and decorate together. My second greatest passion beyond teaching is remodeling my home. I always have a project going.

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Kathleen Despotovich