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Dan Karsjens


Contact Information:


Cell #515-681-4658

Wellsburg Building  641-869-5121

Room # 109



Educational Background -


Reading Endorsement

Buena Vista University, Ellsworth Campus, Iowa Falls Iowa


Bachelor of Arts Degree,  December  1996

University of Northern Iowa,  Cedar Falls, Iowa


Major:  Elementary Education

Teaching Elementary Classroom K-6

Minor:  Physical Education K-8


Associate of Arts Degree

Ellsworth Community College



Teaching Experience


AGWSR Community Schools,  Ackley, Iowa

1997-2006  5th Grade Classroom Teacher

2006-Present  K-8th Grade Physical Education


Ackley-Geneva Community Schools,  Ackley, Iowa

January 2 - February 21, 1997  Full time substitute 4th Grade Classroom Teacher

-Taught all subjects in 4th grade


Ackley-Geneva Community Schools,  Ackley Iowa

August - December  1996 - - Student Teaching

-8 weeks in k-5 Elementary Physical Education

-8 weeks in 4th Grade Classroom



Professional Organization Memberships


Member of Iowa Football Coaches Association

Member of Iowa Basketball Coaches Association



Coaching Experience

Ackley Girls Little League Head Coach

AGWSR Assistant Varsity Football Coach

AGWSR Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

AGWSR Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

AGWSR Head Varsity Girls Tennis Coach

AGWSR Junior High Football Coach


Education Bio – Working here at AGWSR Schools is very enjoyable.  The staff at all the buildings are very friendly and easy to get along with.  The students are very respectful and a pleasure to be around.   The students come from hard working families which is evident in the work ethic they show each day.



Personal Bio –In my spare time I enjoy many different types of sports, either watching or participating.  As I have gotten older my favorite sport to play is golf.  I also enjoy jogging/walking, and lifting weights.  I truly enjoy spending time with family. Martha(my wife) and I have 3 children. Our oldest son Josh is the father of 2 daughters Brinley age 4 and Hadley age 6. We love going to see him and the girls, and spending time with them. He just announce to us he plans to remarry this summer(2019) Josh teaches high school Algerbra at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin, Iowa. His wife to be Sara works as a head start teaching in Iowa City and volunteers her time at the children's hosptial in Iowa City. Our daughter Andrea is currently teaching English in Seoul, Korea. She has been there almost 4 years now and just loves her job and the culture in South Korea. Our youngest son Nathan turned 20 this year and is a sophomore at Western Illinois University in MaComb, Illinois. He is playing football there and was redshirted as a freshman. As a sophomore he made the traveling team and continues to enjoy playing football.   




K - 8th Grade Physical Education--The K-5 PE program focus on teaching students the fundamentals of all different types of physical activities. The 6-8 PE program involves reinforcing the fundamentals of those activities.   More Fitness is also incorporated into this program.  The students learn many games that involve physical activity.  Finally a main focus of the PE program is to get students to understand you can have fun and be active.