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Trisha DeWeerdt

153 52 nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50265
(507) 398-2588
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education,


Bachelor of Arts: International Relations
Endorsements: Reading
Honors Thesis – International Education: A Definitive Examination of the
Policies and Attitudes that Lead to a Successful System
GPA: 3.75 / 4.0

Western Hills Elementary School, West Des Moines, IA
Student Teacher – 5 t h Grade

August – October 2015

Prepared lessons in Math, Reading, and Writing (spelling, cursive,
Word Work as well)
Participated in grade level professional learning communities
Changed existing lessons to work better
Set-up my teacher’s Google accounts

Euston Street Primary School, Belfast, Northern Ireland

October – December 2015

Student Teacher – P1 (4 – 5 year olds)

Prepared lessons introducing Math and Reading concepts
Co-taught with teachers in upper levels (P4 – P7)
Used explicit instruction and demonstrations with students who
could not speak any English as well as those with disabilities
regarding fine and gross motor skills
Hubbell Elementary School, Des Moines, IA

Spring 2015


Practicum Student (30 Hours) – 4 Grade Reading, Kindergarten Reading,
Kindergarten Math
South Middle School, Waukee, IA

Spring 2015


Practicum Student (10 Hours) – 6 Grade Science
St. Theresa’s Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

Fall 2014


Practicum Student (10 Hours) – 4 Grade Reading
Windsor Elementary School, Des Moines, IA

Fall 2014

Practicum Student (5 Hours) – Kindergarten Social Studies
Garton Elementary School, Des Moines, IA
Practicum Student (15 Hours) – 3 rd – 5 th Grade Special Education, 2 nd Grade
Social Studies
Greenwood Elementary School, Des Moines, IA
Practicum Student (40 Hours) – 2


Spring 2013 – Fall 2014

Fall 2013


A Child’s World, West Des Moines, IA
Preschool Teacher – 6 week olds through 12 year olds
 Created bulletin boards

August 2013 - Present

Wrote newsletters
Prepared lessons
Answered telephones
Took children on field trips

West Des Moines Community School District and Waukee Community School District
Substitute Teacher – Kindergarten – 12 th grade
September 2016 - Present
 Substitute teacher for all grade levels and core subject areas
 Long-term substitute for a reading resource teacher
 Experience working with full-time and 1:1 associates in the


Dean’s List – Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
President’s List – Spring 2013, Fall 2015
International Relations Scholarship for Study Abroad
Zimpleman Scholarship for Study Abroad
Panhellenic New Member Scholarship
IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Scholarship
Presidential Scholarship
 Trustee Scholarship

 English – native language
 French – Proficient in Reading, Competent in Speaking and Listening (5 years of experience)

Alpha Delta Pi Social Sorority
New Member Coordinator: 2014
Honors Student Council
Honors Mentor Chair: 2015

September 2013 - Present
September 2012 - Present

Treasurer: 2014
Planning Co-coordinator: 2013
First Year Representative: Fall 2012
AWANA Leader for 3 – 5 year olds
Student Activities Board
Student Senate
Jewett Residence Hall Executive Council
Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts of America

 Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
 Mandatory Reporter: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse
 Bloodborne Pathogens
 Overview of State Requirements Regarding Seclusion and Restraint
 Right to Know
 Essentials Childcare Preservice Training

October 2012 – May 2014
September 2012 – May 2014
September 2012 – May 2014
September 2013 – May 2014
May 2012 - Present