Miss Melissa Barber

Phone: 515-956-9594


Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Melissa Barber

My name is Melissa Barber and I teach 1st grade at Ashland Ridge.  I have a B.A. in Education from Simpson College and my Masters Degree in Special Education from Drake University.  I also hold a Reading Endorsement from Viterbo.  I started my teaching career in 1992 in California. There I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade.  I started teaching in Ankeny in 1996.  I have taught at East, S.E. and am currently teaching at Ashland Ridge.  I have taught grades PK-2.  I wanted to become a teacher after I began working at The Day Care for Exceptional Children.  There's nothing I enjoy more than watching kids learn and grow.  When I'm not working I enjoy traveling, especially to warm places!

Contact inofrmation:
Melissa Barber
Ashland Ridge Elementary
2600 NW Ash Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Office Hours:  7:40-3:40-M-F