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Kristen Geist, EdS, MAT

Credentials & Qualifications 

Hello and thank you for checking out my page! I'm excited to get to know you and your family! Here's a bit about me:


I have lived in Ankeny for several years with my family. While I am originally from the small town of Gilbert, Iowa, I am thrilled to be raising my family in the Ankeny community. For the last seven years, I have been a middle school literacy teacher here in Ankeny, and I have coached both 8th-grade girls cross country and track. 

Prior to working as a teacher, I was employed full-time as a college admission representative. My time was spent traveling to schools, talking to potential students and their families, and ensuring all qualifications were met to gain acceptance. 

Before working in admissions, I spent two years in a corporate training role at Wells Fargo Financial in Des Moines. 

My eclectic background, love for learning, and desire to see students succeed makes this endeavor a perfect fit.  I have a passion for seeing students achieve their goals and dreams. By offering my services, I not only help students, but I make the process more navigable for the entire family. 


Educational Specialist Degree from Drake University

Endorsements: K-12 Content Literacy & K-12 Reading Specialist 

Master of Arts in Teaching from Drake University 

Endorsements: 5-12 English & Language Arts & 5-12 Reading

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa

General Communication Studies, Major

Dance, Minor


Former College Admissions Representative

Specialized in High School Admissions

  • Presented in schools

  • Met with counselors

  • Worked with students

  • Met with parents and facilitated college tours


English/Language Arts & Reading Teacher 9+years

  • Worked to meet the needs of students for their success

  • Communicated clearly between students, families, and myself

District Curriculum Team Member 6+years

  • Strong knowledge of the learning progression during the academic years

  • Vast understanding of how students are being taught today


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