Kirkwood Reading Team

Phone: (319) 688-1120


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jane Ruppenkamp

Hello! My name is Jane Ruppenkamp, and I have been a Title I Reading Teacher at Kirkwood Elementary for eight years. I am also trained in Reading Recovery. I graduated from West High School in Iowa City, then went to the University of Northern Iowa. I was a classroom teacher for grades 2nd through 4th, then finished my master's degree in Develolpmental Reading from the University of Iowa. I moved to Bellevue, Nebraska, and was a reading teacher for two years in Nebraska. I returned to Iowa and was a Language Arts Resource Specialist in multiple buildings in the Iowa City Community School District. Then I became a Title I Reading Teacher at Kirkwood Elementary. I enjoy helping kids be successful in reading and writing and realizing all that they know. It is always exciting to see students discover the joy of reading.