Ms. Hope Banker

Phone: 515.965.9690


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education Minor in Literacy Endorsement in Reading

Ms. Hope Banker

First Grade teacher



This will be my fourth year teaching 1st grade at Westwood Elementary and I could not be more excited! I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, a minor in Literacy, and an endorsement in Reading. 

I am so honored to be teaching in the Ankeny Community School District and am really looking forward to a great year of teaching and learning with my students. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, time spent outdoors, and cheering on the UNI Panthers!  

The best part of my classroom is who I share it with. I absolutely love watching my students grow on our daily adventures. As a teacher, it is my mission to create a supportive and nurturing environment for your child to learn and grow in and to create lifelong leaders and learners one child at a time. It is going to be a wonderful year! 


Hope Banker