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Dena Siegel

3300 Maple Street West Des Moines, IA 50265 (515) 979-8553 dena.siegel@drake.edu

Education
Drake University: Des Moines, Iowa May 2017
Master of Science in Teaching: Elementary Education (K-6) GPA: 4.0/4.0
Endorsements: Reading (K-8) and English as a Second Language (K-12)
Iowa State University: Ames, Iowa May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Marketing GPA: 3.76/4.0
Student Teaching Experience
Second Grade Teacher January - March 2017
Brookview Elementary School, Waukee School District, Waukee, Iowa
Planned and presented a differentiated unit plan about inventions and
technology
Analyzed formative and summative assessments to evaluate student
understanding and progress
Collaborated with members of a Professional Learning Community,
discussing lesson plans and best teaching practices
Elementary English as a Second Language Teacher March - May 2017
Oak Park Elementary School, Des Moines School District, Des Moines, Iowa
Practicum Experience
6th Grade Classroom Fall 2016
Waukee South Middle School, Waukee School District, Waukee, Iowa
Created and presented interactive science lessons weekly, including the
exploration of pollution and its damaging effects
Encouraged students to think critically by asking thought-provoking
questions
3rd Grade Classroom Fall 2016
Western Hills Elementary School, West Des Moines School District, West Des
Moines, Iowa
Led conferences with students during Writers Workshop, identifying
strengths and areas for improvement in their personal narratives
2nd Grade Summer School Tutoring Summer 2016
Hubbell Elementary School, Des Moines School District, Des Moines, Iowa
Administered and utilized data from the Elementary Spelling Inventory
and FAST Assessment and led effective learning activities for tutoring
3rd Grade Classroom Spring 2016
Webster Elementary School, Urbandale School District, Urbandale, Iowa
Adapted and presented Junior Achievement lessons regarding business,
entrepreneurship, and financial literacy
6th-8th Grade English as a Second Language Classroom Spring 2016
Johnston Middle School, Johnston School District, Johnston, Iowa
Provided language support to individuals and small groups of English
Language Learners
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4th Grade Pen Pals Spring 2016


Western Hills Elementary School, West Des Moines School District, West Des
Moines, Iowa
Communicated with my pen pal weekly, discussing her personal goals and
academic interests
Kindergarten Classroom Fall 2015
Oak Park Elementary School, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines,
Iowa
Created and taught differentiated lessons to small groups of students in
reading and math
1st Grade Classroom Spring 2015
Studebaker Elementary School, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines,
Iowa
Taught a STEM lesson in which students created a mobile using ordinary
objects
Related Work Experience
AmeriCorps Member May 2014 May 2015
Meredith Middle School and Hillis Elementary School, Des Moines School District,
Des Moines, Iowa
Worked with students to practice and improve their reading, writing, and
math skills
Implemented International Baccalaureate School programming to engage
students in international issues and service learning
Human Services Intern May 2013 August 2013
City of West Des Moines, West Des Moines, Iowa
Supervised summer lunch program that provided approximately 80
children with meals each day
Organized Friendship Connection meetings for young adults with special
needs providing activities for socialization, games, crafts, and exercising
Activities and Certifications
Bloodbourne Pathogens Certification
Mandatory Reporter Certification
FAST Certification
Junior Achievement Volunteer January 2016 May 2016
YWCA Girls Power Mentor August 2012 May 2014
Personally mentored young females for an organization with a goal of
eliminating racism and empowering women
Professional Skills
Common Core Technology Leadership
Knowledge Integration Education
Collaboration Language Support Artful Learning
Differentiated Authentic Classroom
Instruction Assessments Management