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My name is Danielle Lipsius, and I teach 2nd grade at Westwood Elementary. I started teaching in the Ankeny Community School District in 2016. Originally from Iowa City, I graduated in December of 2015 from Northern Illinois University, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Additionally, I obtained an academic minor in History, and middle school endorsements in Social Studies, and Language Arts. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa.
My mission as your child's teacher is to create a positive and safe learning environment, in which he or she can grow. I encourage my students to have the courage to try their hardest, to show kindness and respect to others, and to be uniquely themselves at all times.