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1550 29th Road
David City, NE 68632
(402) 641-5407

Drake University, Des Moines, IA


East Butler High School, Brainard, NE



Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Concentration in

Unified Early Childhood and Special Education, May 2016
Cumulative GPA: 3.92
Relevant Course Work: Human Development (Elem. & Early Childhood); Curriculum for
Early Childhood; Perspectives of Race, Ethnics, Gender; Characteristics & Assessment of
Young Children with Needs; Teaching Methods for Early Childhood; Schools Families,
Communities, & Disabilities; Methods & Strategies for Exceptional Learners

Cumulative GPA: 3.95

Class Rank: 1 of 25

Student Teaching, Des Moines, IA

Fostered student academic development during student teaching at

o Jordan Creek Elementary (1/4/162/19/16; West Des Moines, IA)
o Capitol View (2/22/164/8/16; Des Moines, IA)
o Drake University Head Start (4/11/165/27/16; West Des Moines, IA)
Combined college course work with personal philosophy of teaching
Created and implemented lessons while mindfully accommodating students
with special needs
Collaborated with other instructors on lesson plans, behavioral strategies, and
professional development

Practicum Experience, Des Moines, IA

Directed English classes for Haitian doctors and surgeon in Pignon, Haiti during a spring
break mission trip, March 2015
100 hours of general education practicum experience in Des Moines, IA
o Hubbell Elementary (K-5 Special Education, 40 hours)
o Waukee Elementary (6th, 10 hours)
o Monroe Elementary (K-6, 10 hours)
o Jordan Creek Elementary (4th, 20 hours)
o Cowles Montessori Elementary (3rd and 4th, 5 hours)
o Holy Family Elementary (K, 5 hours)
o Oak Park Elementary (K, 10 hours)
55 hours of unified early childhood practicum experience in Des Moines, IA
o Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mercy HospitalEarly ACCESS (Birth, 8 hours)
o Smouse Opportunity School (Preschool 3-5 years old, 8 hours)
o East Butler, Brainard NE (Preschool, 7 hours)
o Des Moines Early ACCESS Home Visits (Birth1 year old, 7 hours)
o Child Development Center (BirthPreschool, 15 hours)
o Bear Basics, Conmingo, & Carver Elementary (Birth3rd grade, 10 hours)

Cassandra Aerts
1550 29th Road
David City, NE 68632

Private Tutor, Brainard, NE


Childrens Liturgy at Drake Neumann Center, 2013Present

Agap Pregnancy Center & Young Lives in Des Moines, 2015Present
Fountain West nursing home in Des Moines, 2015Present
1,100 + hours of volunteer work
o 3rd and 4th grade elementary girls basketball coach, 20082012
o Taekwondo instructor for children from 3-18 years old, 20082012
Des Moines Road Race and Drake Relays volunteer, 2012Present
Best Buddies volunteer at Drake University, 20132014

Internship Experience, Des Moines, IA/Pignon, Haiti


Developed a dynamic curriculum to accommodated several students with learning

disabilities and ADHD
Geared instruction for student development as they progressed in confidence and
academic standing

Volunteer Work
(402) 641-5407

Summer, 2016

Developing a specific curriculum for Thrive for 5 preschool program in Pignon, Haiti
Collaborating with teachers in Pignon, Haiti to create dynamic, diversified curriculum
Implementing the curriculum prior to the start of the school year while considering needs
of the school, teachers, and students


Member of Drake University Track and Field, Cross Country Team, 2012Present
President & Co-Founder of Drake University Students for Life, Spring 2015Present
Missouri Valley Conference Service and Leadership Award, Fall 2014
Deans List: Fall 2012, 2013; Presidents List: Spring 2013, 2014, 2015 Fall 2014, 2015
Missouri Valley Conference Commissioners Academic Excellence Award 2012, 2013,2014
9 Time Letter Winner on Drake Track and Field and Cross Country Team
Recipient of Drake Academic Presidential Scholarship 2012-Present
Member of the Drake University Bulldog Emerging Leaders
Athlete of the Week: 11/7/13, 9/27/14, 9/26/16, 10/16/16


Mr. Ross Ricenbaw

Waverly Middle School Principal
13801 Amberly Road

Waverly, Nebraska 68462

Mrs. Betty Anderson

Dr. Michael Couvillon
2 Grade Teacher
Associate Professor Drake
4105 Fuller Road 3206 University Avenue
W. Des Moines, IA 50265 Des Moines, IA 50311