Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Communication Studies - University of Northern Iowa M.A.T. Secondary Education - Language Arts and Reading 5-12 - Drake University Coaching Authorization
8th Grade Literacy
My name is Kristen Geist, and I teach 8th grade Literacy at Southview Middle School. In addition to teaching, I am the head coach for the 8th grade girls cross country team, along with the assistant coach for the 8th grade girls track team.
Before I arrived at Ankeny I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I received my B.A. in Communication Studies. After working for a few years I went back to school for teaching at Drake University and earned my M.A.T. in Secondary Education Language Arts & Reading, 5-12. I recently obtained my Educational Specialist Degree in Content Literacy & Reading Specialist. My previous teaching experience includes two years at Madrid Jr. High where I taught 7th & 8th grade Language Arts and Reading. The last few years, I have been a Hawk!
Currently I live in Ankeny and on the weekends you may catch me running around the town! I spend a lot time with my family, and I will be sharing stories about my adventures about my life as a mom.
The best times to contact me are before or after school or between 9:30-10:30 am. Email is the best way to reach me. Please get a hold of me with any questions or concerns.
I am very excited to be at Southview this year! I cannot wait to see how our young learners grow and exceed our expectations.