Mrs. Jenny Wirtz

Phone: 515-635-2796

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors: Elementary Education, Iowa State University Masters: K-12 Library and Information Science, University of Iowa 30+ Grad Hours in Educational Technology

Mrs. Jenny Wirtz

Teacher-Librarian

Hi, I'm Mrs. Wirtz, the Teacher-Librarian at Ankeny High School. I have been in the district since 2003. I spent my first five years in the district at Westwood Elementary, then five years at Crocker Elementary, and moved to Ankeny High School in the fall of 2013.

I love working in the library media center because I'm surrounded by my favorite things: books, technology, and students! I want students to be independent users of their library. My goal is for them to walk in the door and to know exactly what to do to find the information or resource they need.

I help students to become information literate. This means students are able to form questions about what it is they need to know. Then they are able to identify the correct resources, use those resources to answer their questions, create a product that shows their learning, and then evaluate their work. When students are successful in this process they can tackle any project!

The best way to contact me is through email: jenny.wirtz@ankenyschools.org.