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    Welcome to Third Grade

    My name is Ann Volk. I graduated from Denison High School. I attended The University of Iowa and received my undergraduate degree. My first job out of college was working with teens and adolescents who had chemical dependency and behavior issues. I was very happy in my career but decided that teaching was my passion. I went back to school and received my Master's from Drake University. I accepted a position with the YWCA/Des Moines Register Learning Center as a Family Development Coordinator. Again, I loved my position but wanted to be in an elementary classroom. I also wanted warmer weather so I accepted a third grade teaching position in Houston, Texas. After the birth of my first daughter, my husband and I decided that we wanted to be closer to family so we moved back to Iowa and I accepted a third grade position with Van Meter in 1998. 
    My husband, John, is an estimator with Hy-Vee  Construction. I have two children in the Van Meter District. Allison is in 10th grade  and Sophie is in 7th. We live in the country so our car is never clean. We have several animals so my house is never clean either! :)
    I look forward to working with your child. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at 996-2221 ext. 116 or email ann.volk@vmbulldogs.com. 

Mrs. Volk