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My name is Danielle DeLange and I teach second grade at Westwood Elementary!
I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in December 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education and minors in math and literacy. I started my journey in Ankeny in the spring of 2018 at Praire Trail Elementary in a long term 2nd grade substitute job. Fall of 2018 was my first year working at Westwood Elementary in second grade.
In my classroom, all students will be loved. Their thoughts, ideas, and individual strengths, will be valued. Every child has the right to learn and I believe that it is best done with the fostering of relationships, cooperation, sense of community, and kindness.
I live in Ankeny with my two cats, Nala and Simba. In my free time I enjoy cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, spending time with family and friends, going on walks around the neighborhood, and trying new restruants.