Trista Bryant

Elementary Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree, Iowa Wesleyan University; Master’s Degree, Western Illinois University

Trista Bryant began her teaching career in 2004 and joined Iowa Connections Academy in 2020. As a fifth-grade elementary school teacher, she teaches English/language arts, math, science, social studies, and art.


Why I Became a Teacher

I always loved playing school when I was a girl. As an adult, I loved helping children learn—and one of my high school teachers told me I had a gift for teaching others


The Online School Experience at Iowa Connections Academy

Everyone at Iowa Connections Academy is helpful and works together as a team. The curriculum is rigorous and prepares students to develop good study habits, time management, and independence. Also, parents are more aware of what their child is learning in school.

The curriculum is rigorous and prepares students to develop good study habits, time management, and independence.

— Ms. Bryant

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