Skylar Bjork

Grant Ragan - Kindergarten Teacher

Background

I grew up in Waukee, Iowa right by the Waukee water tower. My parents are Mark and Kelly. I have a little sister, Ashley, and a soon-to-be brother-in-law, Ryan, who are finishing their senior year of college. We also have a golden retriever named Scout.

Fun Facts

  • When I was in Kindergarten in Waukee, there were only 2 elementary schools -- Eason (K-2) and Waukee (3-5).
  • I became a black belt in tae kwondo when I was 9 years old.
  • There is a town in Iowa named after my Grandma's side of the family -- Beebeetown

Some of My Favorite Things

"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible." - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Dreams

I have dreamed of becoming a Waukee teacher since I was in 4th grade. In my senior yearbook, I won 'Most Likely to Become a Teacher at Waukee'. I was fortunate enough to get hired as a Waukee kindergarten teacher my first year out of college. I feel incredibly blessed.

Now that I've accomplished this goal, my next dream is to travel to Ireland this upcoming summer.