Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Social Science Central College M.A. Special Education Morningside College M.A. School Counseling Drake University
Mr. David Patterson
Welcome! My name is David Patterson and I am one of Ankeny High School's School Counselors. I have worked at Ankeny High School since 2010 as a special education teacher and beginning for the 2018-19 school year, I have changed roles to School Counselor. I work with students with the last name of M-R. My favorite part of working with working in schools is seeing young people grow academically and emotionally.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Central College in 2006, a master’s degree in teaching special education from Morningside College in 2010, and a master's degree from Drake University in school counseling in 2011. For four years before coming to AHS, I taught for Des Moines Public Schools, most recently at North High School where I was the behavior interventionist.
When I am not in school I enjoy spending my time with my wife, Julianne, and daughter, Meleinna. I also enjoy going on bike rides, watching movies and Iowa Hawkeyes football.