Angela Banks

Middle School Special Education Teacher

Master’s Degree, Teaching and Learning Special Education, Liberty University

Angela Banks is a middle school special education teacher who began her teaching career in 2005 . Ms. Banks joined Iowa Connections Academy in 2018 and believes the willingness of everyone to lend a helping hand at a moment’s notice is what makes the school community special.


Why I Became a Teacher

I chose to be a teacher, specifically a special education teacher, because reading was difficult for me in school. I understood how many kids felt when asked to read in front of the class or if they weren’t given enough time to read the passage to themselves before open discussion. I wanted to help kids feel confident in themselves and overcome some of the things that were hard for them.


The Online School Experience at Iowa Connections Academy

Our school helps prepare students for a successful future by teaching them how to use technology; be part of a team; and realize that they are all important, amazing people. The students and their families are the best!

Our school helps prepare students for a successful future by teaching them how to use technology; be part of a team; and realize that they are all important, amazing people.

— Ms. Banks

Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School

Iowa Connections Academy is an amazing school that’s full of teachers willing to help your child be successful in their education. However, just because it’s virtual doesn’t mean it is easy. Be prepared to give the school some time—and don’t be afraid to ask questions and reach out to the teachers and staff. We are here for you.