Master's Degree, Iowa State University
Crystal Wolfer began teaching in 2007 and joined Iowa
Connections Academy in 2019. She currently teaches Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art for 2nd graders.
Why I Became a Teacher
I became a teacher because I have a passion for helping students grow. It’s amazing to watch a new learner blossom into
an independent, life-long learner. That is what I hope to instill in my students, a love for learning new things, and
the confidence to expand their minds. The way students interact with the world is always changing. As an educator, I am
constantly looking for the best ways to reach out to students, change up my teaching methods, and inspire students to
imagine, create, and learn new things.
The Benefits of K-12 Online Learning
Teachers get to work closely with families and students. Learning has always begun at home and parents are the first
teachers. Online, I get to work with families to support their students. Also, I help students learn new things by
adjusting the curriculum to meet their individual needs. Finally, I work with a very collaborative group of educators.
We communicate with each other quickly to get questions answered or grow new ideas that will benefit the school
experience for our students.
As an educator, I am constantly looking for the best ways to reach out to students, change up my teaching methods, and
inspire students to imagine, create, and learn new things.
— Ms. Wolfer
Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School
Joining Iowa Connections Academy is a decision that puts your child's education first. You will get to be a part of
watching your child blossom and grow while learning new information and expanding their ideas.
My family loves the KC Chiefs. We enjoy going to watch the games, follow the players, and spending time together. We
live on a small hobby farm and have fun taking care of the cattle and pigs.