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Chelsea Keeney

5120 EP True Parkway #108 West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: 515-988-4393 | Email:
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education
Endorsement: Reading
GPA: 3.6/4.0

May 2015

Student Teaching Experience

4th Grade General Education Classroom
January 2015-May 2015
Studebaker Elementary School, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines,
Plan and present lessons to fourth grade students which align with
common core standards, school curriculum, and goals for students
Differentiate instruction based on student level and ability
Communicate clear procedures with students to ensure on-task
behavior from students
Collaborate with mentor teacher to create lessons that effectively
teach relevant concepts

Practicum Experience
6th Grade Science Classroom
Fall 2014
Waukee South Middle School Waukee Community School District, Waukee, Iowa
Planned lessons aligned with Next Generation Science Standards
Aligned lessons with student goals and learning theory
Reading Tutor for 3rd Grade Student
Fall 2014
Hubbell Elementary School, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, Iowa
Assessed student and designed appropriate lesson plans to improve
reading and writing ability
3rd Grade General Education Classroom
Spring 2014
Garton Elementary School, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, Iowa
Observed general education teaching
Designed and implemented lessons for various reading levels
Facilitated a math lesson created by cooperating teacher based
on curriculum and state standards
1st and 2nd Grade General Education Classrooms
Spring 2014
Perkins Academy, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, Iowa
Implemented and adjusted Junior Achievement lessons

3rd Grade General Education Classroom

Spring 2012
Webster Elementary, School, Urbandale Public School District, Urbandale, Iowa
Observed teacher behaviors, and student learning
= Related Work Experience
Respite Care Provider
Link Associates, Clive, Iowa
Work one-on-one with 20-year-old autistic woman

October 2014-Present

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Fall 2011-Spring 2014
Chows Gymnastics and Dance Institute, West Des Moines, Iowa
Differentiated lessons based on gymnast skill level
Aligned classes with skills appropriate for established level
Camp Counselor/Team Leader
Summer 2010
Wildwood Hills Ranch, St. Charles, Iowa
Worked with at-risk youth from around Iowa over the course of several weeks
Followed guidelines on how to manage problem behavior and conflict resolution

Skills and Certifications

First Aid and CPR Certifications
Mandatory Reporter Certification
BBP Certification

Tonia Land
Drake University
Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics and Technology
Sally Beisser
Drake University
Iowa Campus Compact Senior Faculty Fellow
Gifted and Talented Online Program Director
Mary (Dede) Small
Drake University
Associate Professor