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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/project manager with Brockway Mechanical. I have two children. Allison is a junior in college and Sophie is a senior here. 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