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Rene

Hennessy
701 SE Little Beaver Dr.
Grimes, IA 50111

renee.hennessy@drake.edu

515-720-0147

Education
Drake University, Des Moines, IA May 2016
Master of Arts in Teaching

Oxford House College, Barcelona, Spain Nov. 2004


TESOL Certificate

Universidad de Monterrey, Cuernavaca, Mexico 2001-2002


Study Abroad, Latin American culture and literature

Iowa State University, Ames, IA Dec. 2002


Bachelors of Arts in Spanish


Student Teaching Experience
8th 9th Grade Spanish Classroom and Immersion
Meadows Middle School, Dallas Center - Grimes CSD, Grimes, IA

Spring 2016

Observed and collaborated with mentor teacher to understand student needs in order to plan
lessons for all class periods
Assisted students with questions and co-taught lessons with mentor teacher
Planned lessons and received feedback from mentor teacher before and after completion

Practicum Experience
8th 9th Grade Spanish Classroom
Fall 2015
Timberline Middle School, Waukee School District, Waukee, IA
Collaborated with mentor teacher to create lesson plans and deliver them to different classes
Co-taught with mentor teacher to support student learning and provide feedback

6th 8th Grade ESL Classroom
Fall 2008
Weeks Middle School, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, IA
Observed, collaborated and co-taught with ESL teacher

Related Experience
Administrative Assistant II 2008-present
Drake University Head Start, Des Moines, IA
Translated documents for parents, families and staff
Interpreted educational information during home visits regarding child development, family
needs and parent education
Attended monthly professional development training including PBIS, mental health, cultural
competence and dual language learning
Served on Des Moines ESL forum in order to improve systematic efficiency across Polk County
for all ESL needs

Volunteer
Refugee Resource Center, Des Moines, IA Summer 2015
Worked with Director of Refugee Resource Center to assist families with applications for
citizenship, housing assistance, paying bills, and any other services


References
Judy Russell


Monica Garner


Dr. Tom Buckmiller











Director, Drake University Head Start 515.229.5281


Early Childhood Coordinator 515.868.8118
Drake University Head Start

Professor, Education Leadership 605.661.4327


Drake University