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Brittany A.

Kinney
brittany.kinney@drake.edu • 612 Caulder Ave, Des Moines IA 50315 • (515) 333-1991
EDUCATION
Drake University
Master of Arts in Teaching 5-12 Certification
Endorsements in Biological Science and Chemistry

Des Moines, IA
Expected May 2016
GPA: 4.0/4.0

Iowa State University
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences

Ames, IA
May 2014
GPA: 3.2/4.0

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Student Teaching
Southeast Polk High School
- Teach student-centered inquiry Chemistry lessons at SE Polk High School
- Implement effective assessment strategies to encourage student engagement
Teaching Assistant
Student taught under science methods professor, Dr. Jerrid Kruse
- Developed thought provoking physical science lessons
- Implemented direct feedback from methods professor into instruction

Pleasant Hill, IA
Spring 2016

Drake University
January 2016

Teacher Education Practicum
DSM Hoover, Ankeny Centennial H.S., SEP H.S., Waukee South M.S.
- Learned effective classroom management skills to fit a variety of students
- Taught a series of four technology inquiry lessons at Waukee South Middle School
Science Center of Iowa Summer Camps
Summer Camp Educator

Des Moines, IA
Summer 2013,

2015
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Developed engaging curriculum for each camps’ different science theme
Encouraged 1st-4th graders to foster inquiry skills through questioning and hands on learning

St. Anthony School Volunteer
Des Moines, IA
Volunteered as Teacher Assistant
January 2015 -April
2015
- Assisted classroom teacher to engage students in student-directed lesson and investigations
- Volunteered to judge middle school science fair
Academic Tutor
Ames, IA
Biology Tutor at Iowa State University
September 2011 – March 2012
- Mentored and guided new biology students struggling to balance academic demands
- Created innovative ways to engage students in biological concepts
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Science Center of Iowa Pre-School
Child Care Provider
- Supervised end of day classroom activities
- Assisted lead pre-school teacher with necessary duties
Dairy Queen
Food Service Worker
2015
- Trained new employees and managed store during shift

Des Moines, IA
April 2015- January 2015

Des Moines, IA
August 2008- April

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Enthusiastically welcomed and served customers