Mrs. Katy Piper

Phone: (515) 965-9605


Degrees and Certifications:

K-6 Elementary Teacher K-12 Reading Specialist K-12 Athletic Coach Early Childhood Endorsement

Mrs. Katy Piper

Literacy Leader

Hi! My name is Katy Piper. I taught first grade in Ankeny 1997-2015 then I became the literacy leader at Prairie Trail Elementary. I received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and an Early Childhood Endorsement from Winona State University in Minnesota. I earned a Master's Degree and Reading Specialist Endorsement from Viterbo University's West Des Moines Program.  My professional education and my teaching experiences have taught me a lot about reading interventions and how to implement them successfully. I enjoy collaborating with classroom teachers and watching our students grow as readers, writers, and spellers.

My husband Chris and I were married in June of 2003. We live in Ankeny with our 13 year old daughter Makenzie and our corgi named Lucy. We enjoy spending time together as a family and traveling to All-Star Cheer competitions to watch our daughter compete with her level 4 team.  We especially love going to our family's summer cabin by Leech Lake in Minnesota every summer for great fishing, swimming, and lots of fun with family and friends. 

Helping students overcome the challenges of reading is my passion.  I continuously strive to implement research-based intervention strategies and I hope to instill in all students a life-long love of reading.  Prairie Trail Elementary has a dedicated, hard-working staff that is committed to helping all students achieve and succeed!

You can reach me at Prairie Trail Elementary at 965-9605 between 7:40-7:55 a.m. and 3:00-3:45 p.m. or via e-mail at any time. I will do my best to respond to your message within twenty-four hours.