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Megan Crossett
101 2nd Avenue, Unit 322 Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (641)680-1120 E-mail:

Drake University

Master of Science in Teaching

Endorsements: Reading (K-8)
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minor in Family Studies
GPA: 3.98/4.0

Grand View University

December 2015
April 2012

Student Teaching Experience

First Grade Student Teacher
Park Avenue Elementary School, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, Iowa
August 2015 Present
Plan and implement lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards for First Grade and
International Baccalaureate standards and practices.
Administer and evaluate assessments using Marzanos Levels of Understanding.
Meet individual student needs by utilizing a variety of teaching strategies.
Actively engage in effective classroom management practices.

Practicum Experience
Hillside Elementary

3rd Grade

Western Hills
Webster Elementary

4th Grade

Jensen Elementary
Waukee South
Middle School
Prairie Trail
Hubbell Elementary

Spring 2015

K-5 Reading
and 1st Grade
6th Grade

West Des Moines Community Schools, West

Des Moines, Iowa
West Des Moines Community Schools, West
Des Moines, Iowa
Urbandale Community Schools; Urbandale,
Urbandale Community Schools; Urbandale,
West Des Moines Community Schools, West
Des Moines, Iowa
Waukee Community Schools, Waukee, Iowa


Ankeny Community Schools, Ankeny, Iowa

Fall 2014

2nd Grade

Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, Iowa

Spring 2014

Grades K-3

Spring 2015
Spring 2015
Spring 2015
Spring 2015
Fall 2014

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Related Work Experience

Assistant Nursery Supervisor Reading Tutor
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa
February 2010 Present
Plan and implement Sunday school lessons for pre-school aged members

Work one on one with school-aged students who have been enrolled in reading tutoring using
FUNNIX curriculum

Youth Development Professional
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Reading Instructor

IowaREADS, Des Moines, Iowa

October 2011 May 2015

Identified students for program eligibility using Woodcock Assessments

Delivered appropriate supplemental reading curriculum to both large and small groups of
students grades Pre-K 12
Built relationships with new and existing program partners
Trained program partners in delivery of reading curriculum

Independently Contracted Academic Tutor

Children & Families of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

September 2012 August 2015

Facilitated positive learning environment of Club members in Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Delivered educational programming to Club members in Kindergarten and 1st Grade

October 2011 May 2015

Implemented supplemental reading, social studies, and English Language Arts curriculum
Presented content related to admissions and job searching at College Preparation seminars
Met with students one on one to improve student academic success

Skills and Certifications

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
Mandatory Reporter Certification Girl Scouts Volunteer
Blood-borne Pathogens Certification Junior Achievement Volunteer

Jessica Nelsen Former Unit
Director; Levitt Boys & Girls
Phone: (515) 201-8688

Dr. Shelley Fairbairn

Student Teaching
Supervisor; Drake

Beth Thede Mentor

Teacher; Des Moines Public

Dr. Sally Beisser

Professor; Drake

Phone: (515) 271-1954

Phone: (515) 418-6909

Phone: (515) 271-4850