Introducing Mr.Beal


Recently the Ames Community School district has welcomed many new staff members, one of which being Krister Beal, who works in the math department. We asked him a few questions to introduce himself to the school.

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my first year in the district! But I’ve been told I’ve been teaching my whole life.

Q: Where have you taught before?

A: I taught at Roosevelt High School down in Des Moines.

Q: How does Ames compare to where you have taught before?

A: Ames is smaller than Roosevelt. The diversity is pretty similar here.

Q: What classes are you teaching?

A: Algebra II and Geometry. 

Q: What inspired you to become a teacher?

A: I love helping people. Teachers were also a huge influence in my life growing up. So, I thought if I could do something like them, that would be a good use of my life. 

Q: What’s your favorite part about teaching?

A: Seeing students who don’t believe in themselves begin to realize they are capable and intelligent people.

Q: What would you like students to know about you? 

A: I’m equal parts nerd and sports super fan. I am a lifelong Pokemon fan. I am also a diehard Iowa State football fan

Q: What do you do for fun?

A: I like to play disc golf, play board games, and hang out with my nephews and niece. I also recently started playing golf, but I wouldn’t say I’m good enough to have fun with that yet.


Ames High is excited to welcome our new teacher Mr.Beal.