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 will have my full masters completed soon. I have now worked as the behavior special education teacher at Prairie Trail Elementary for 2 years. 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 (kindergarten), Nadia (four year preschool) and Mila (born in July 2016). 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!