Kris VerSteegt teaches Kindergarten through fifth grade music at Ashland Ridge Elementary in Ankeny, Iowa. Kris received a Bachelor of Music from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in Education from Drake University. She received both her Kodály and Orff Schulwerk certification from Drake. Kris founded the Kodály Educators of Iowa and served as its first president. She currently serves as president of the Iowa Music Educators Association. In 2015 Kris was part of the Kodály faculty for Drake’s Summer Music Institute. Kris is active as a clinician in the MIdwest. She lives in Ames with her husband Travis and her two boys, Jake and Lincoln.