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Susan Ames


Hi!  My name is Susan Ames and I am excited to be joining the staff at both the Elementary and Secondary schools as the Teacher Librarian.  I grew up in eastern Iowa in the town of Long Grove and graduated from North Scott Comm. School District.  I have two grown daughters.  Brittany is a missionary, and after 5 years of being in and out of the country, she has settled in Corpus Christi, TX and is part of a team starting a new YWAM Ships mission base.  Emily is a student at U of I and recently got engaged.

I moved to Fort Dodge in 2019 and taught k-4 TAG during 2019-2020.  During my career I have taught in 1st and 3rd grade classrooms, and have 11 years experience as an elementary librarian.  In my free time I can be found curled up with a book and one of my two cats (Max and Mia), or riding along with my boyfriend, Jim, in the planter, sprayer, or combine--depending on the season.

I love connecting kids with books and look forward to a great future at MNW!

North Scott High School
University of Northern Iowa - BA in Elementary Education
University of Northern Iowa  - MA in School Library Media
University of Northern Iowa - TAG endorsement