Ashley Van Wyngarden



Degrees and Certifications:

5-12 Biological Science 5-12 Chemistry 5-12 All Science

Ashley Van Wyngarden

Hello! My name is Ashley Van Wyngarden and I teach 10th grade Biology. This is a big year for me as it is both my first year teaching and my first year at Ankeny schools. I have spent the last several years working as an associate in the special education department, which sparked my desire to teach. 

Right out of high school, I spent a lot of time figuring out what I wanted to do. I attended several colleges including Kirkwood Community College, DMACC, and Mercy College before completing my bachelor's degree in health sciences. This past spring I graduated with a post-baccalaureate certification in teaching from Buena Vista University and can teach any science subject grades 5-12. Even though I am no longer in school, I still consider myself a student because I am always trying to find ways to continue my education. Being a lifelong learner is extremely important to me!

I look forward to working with all the students and staff at Ankeny High School. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at