Students in a teacher education class

Successful Alumni


Coe Education graduates typically begin teaching the first semester after graduation. Our grads can be found across the globe teaching a wide range of subjects to students of all ages.

Alijandra Feldman

Alijaundra Feldman '20

"The experience I got through school placements has been invaluable and allowed me to figure out my teaching style and how to best build relationships with colleagues, families and, most importantly, students."

Majors: Secondary Education, Biology

Currently employed at Newman Catholic High School as a Biology teacher.

 

 


Lane HalupnikLane Halupnik '19

"The faculty and classes at Coe provided me with real-world experiences that allowed me to see what my future was going to look like. Through these experiences, I was able to identify the grade levels that I worked best with while getting authentic teaching practice. I am extremely thankful for those opportunities because it made the transition into leading my own classroom that much easier."

Major: Elementary Education

Currently employed at Southeast Polk Community School District as a Language Arts teacher.

 


Shaylee MaasShaylee Maas '18

"I grew so much through my years in the Education Department at Coe and doubled that growth in my 16 weeks of student teaching. I am so thankful for being at a school that was small and personal. It was great to be able to make the connections in the Department with peers and professors. Each professor helped me tremendously to be successful in different ways. They all have their own specialties that combined made me the teacher I am today."

Major: Elementary Education

Currently employed in the Linn Mar Community School District.


Anetria Jefferson graduated in May 2021 with a degree in Elementary Education. She is currently teaching language arts at McKinley Middle School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ronda Tannous graduated in May 2021 with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Education. She is currently teaching at Excelsior Middle School in the Linn Mar School District.

Liam McConville graduated May 2021 with a degree in History and a minor in Education. Liam is currently teaching Social Studies at Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids. 

Ben Cyr graduated in December 2020 with a degree in Elementary Education. Ben is currently teaching 4th grade in the College School District.

Elizabeth Ward graduated in December 2020 with a degree in physical education. She is currently teaching at Garner Elementary School in the Iowa City School District.

Calvin Kragenbrink - graduated from Coe in 2017 with a degree in elementary education, and is currently teaching math in the College Community School District. 

Hannah Van Deusen graduated from Coe in 2017 with a degree in music education.  She is teaching instrumental music at Harding Middle School in Cedar Rapids, as well as teaching violin and viola at the Cedar Rapids Suzuki Academy.

Matthew “Luke” Sanders graduated from Coe in 2017 with a degree in music education.  While at Coe, he was founder and director of the Downtown Jazz Combo.  He is currently teaching guitar at Wartburg College and Luther College. 

Maria Angulo graduated in 2017 with a major in sociology, minors in Spanish and history, and her secondary teaching certification.  She is currently teaching Spanish at Iowa City High.

Emily Gasper graduated in 2017 with a major in history. She is teaching social studies at Culler Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Paige Sears graduated in 2016 with a degree in physical education and ran for the cross country team.  She is currently teaching physical education at Clear Creek Amana.