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
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