Mr. Brandon Hargens

Phone: 515-965-9594


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Mr. Brandon Hargens

My name is Mr. Brandon Hargens and I am honored to serve as the School Administration Manager (SAM) at Ashland Ridge this school year.  Some of the duties I will support at Ashland Ridge are leading our associate staff, responding to student behaviors, daily scheduling and building needs, and supporting Mr. Moss. 

This is my fifth-year within the Ankeny Community School District.  I previously served as a SAM at Southeast & Prairie Trail Elementary Schools.  Last year, I was fortunate to teach fifth grade at Ashland Ridge Elementary.  Previously, I taught sixth grade in the West Des Moines Community School District. I received a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa and completed my administrative degree at Drake University.

I’m thrilled to continue supporting the Ashland Ridge learning community by ensuring all students feel safe, welcomed, and successful.  I look forward to partnering with our Ashland Ridge families.  Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas to improve our building.