Mrs. Lara Balk

Phone: 515-965-9605


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Mrs. Lara Balk

Teacher Librarian

Hello! My name is Mrs. Balk and I am the Digital Learning Teacher and Librarian at Prairie Trail. I graduated from Drake University with a degree in Elementary Education and then earned my masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Before coming to Ankeny Community Schools in 2013, I taught 4th and 5th grade in Indianola. I love books, reading and technology and enjoy sharing all three with students. I hope the library is a place where all students feel welcome. When I'm not in the library I like to spend time with my kids and husband. We enjoy exploring new places, visiting Lake Superior, playing outside, cooking and reading!

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Contact Hours: 7:40 a.m. and 3:40 p.m.