Mrs. Katy Piper

Phone: (515) 965-9605


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Mrs. Katy Piper

Literacy Leader

Hi! My name is Katy Piper. I taught first grade in Ankeny 1997-2015.  I am currently 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 children and I continue to learn from new students that come through my door every year eager to learn.

My husband Chris and I were married in June of 2003. We live in Ankeny with our daughter Makenzie (born in 2006), our bearded collie named Bella and our corgi named Lucy. We love spending time together as a family and introducing our daughter to new experiences and learning opportunities. 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. 

Teaching reading is my passion.  I continuously strive to implement best teaching practices 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.