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Mrs. Kari Conley
Hello, my name is Kari Conley. I am a K-5 Special Education Teacher at Ashland Ridge Elementary. I have been at Ashland Ridge since 2010. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from the University of Northern Iowa in May of 2003. I recieved my Master of Education in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development from Drake University in May of 2015. I started my career in Ankeny as a special education teacher at Southeast Elementary in 2003. I then was at Crocker Elementary as a special education teacher for six years. I went into teaching because I have always loved working with children. Seeing students acquire new skills, meet personal goals and build self-confidence makes my job very rewarding. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exercising, cooking, and reading. My husband and I have lived in Ankeny since 2003. We have three beautiful children that keep our life full of joy and laughter! Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me.