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1075 26 Street Des Moines, IA 50311 | kelly.nelson@drake.edu | 847-977-1844 Education B.S. Elementary Education (Exp. May 2014)

Drake University | Des Moines, IA

Endorsements: Reading, Middle School Language Arts/Social Sciences, and Special Education

Student Teaching Placements Stilwell Jr. High, 8th grade, WDMCS, West Des Moines, IA January - February 2014 Created daily lesson plans using effective teaching methods and differentiation strategies Assumed leadership roles by coordinating small and large group instruction Carlisle Elementary, 3rd grade, Special Education, CCSD, Carlisle, IA February - April 2014 Collaborated with staff to determine best practices and partake in professional growth Communicated with guardians regarding academic progress, successes and concerns Ashland Ridge Elementary, 5th grade, ACSD, Ankeny IA April - May 2014 Designed assessment to determine students comprehension of content material Developed classroom management strategies to ensure a positive environment for students Practicum Experience Prairie Trail Elementary, Special Education, ACSD, Ankeny, IA Jordan Creek Elementary, 2nd grade, WDMCS, West Des Moines, IA Greenwood Elementary, 1st grade, DMPS, Des Moines, IA Stilwell Jr. High, 8th grade, WDMCS, West Des Moines, IA Madison Elementary, 3rd grade, DMPS, Des Moines, IA Jordan Creek Elementary, 5th grade, WDMCS, West Des Moines, IA Hubbell Elementary, 2nd grade, DMPS, Des Moines, IA Professional Experience Respite Care Provider, Iowa Family Services Urbandale IA, 2013 - Present Utilize problem-solving strategies to resolve behavioral disputes and incidents Provide social opportunities and growth in the childs least restrictive environment Reading, Writing and Math Tutor, Ashmore Family Ankeny, IA, 2013 - Present Complete a variety of assessments to determine academic strengths and weaknesses Design instruction to incorporate student needs and advance current skills and capabilities Program Coordinator, Everybody Wins! Iowa Des Moines, IA, 2012 2013 Determine reading pairs based on mentor and students personal and academic qualities Collect and organize data to determine program successes and areas for improvement Child Care Provider, Fornoff Family Ankeny, IA, 2012 - 2013 Planned and completed engaging and meaningful activities with children School Program Staff, Sacred Heart Elementary WDM, IA, 2011 - 2012 Established rules and expectations for children while participating in program events Life Guard and Swim Instructor, Aquatic Center Hawthorn Woods IL, 2010 - 2011 Modeled and instructed swimming basics to improve childs existing skills and abilities Activities, Honors, and Volunteerism Drake University Deans List Drake University Presidents List Drake University Presidential Scholarship Christopher Redding Scholarship Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity Kappa Delta Pi Educational Fraternity Drake Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Drake Rowing Team