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Brenda Drake

Ms. Drake


Contact Information



Educational Background -  

HS- Tripoli Community Schools- graduated in 1981

Hawkeye Institute of Technology- Dental Assistant Program graduated in 1982

Upper Iowa University- BA- Biology and Secondary Education-graduated with honors in 1998.  I also have a coaching endorsement


Teaching Experience  


Taught 6th, 7th, 8th, and freshman physical science at Olin Consolidated Schools from 1998-2000.  I also coached high school volleyball and golf


Have been teaching here at AGWSR Middle School since 2000-2001 school year.  I started out teaching 7th grade science and have since taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science as well as health


I currently coach high school softball, middle school volleyball, middle school basketball, and middle school boys track.


Professional Organization Memberships


Iowa Science Teachers Association


Teaching Honors

Selected to go the Energy Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

Selected to go the the NASA Space Educators conference in Houston, TX


Personal Bio


Graduated from Tripoli Community Schools in 1981.

Attended and graduated from the dental assistant program at Hawkeye Institute of Technology in 1982.  I worked as a dental assistant for 10 years and decided to go back to school.

I began to college at Upper Iowa University in Fayette in 1995 for a degree in Biology.  I also played softball and golf at UIU.  I finished up my degree in 1998.  I also took a summer course through Cornell University, Ithaca, NY to finish my senior thesis.  I spent the summer in Akumal, MX doing a coral reef research project.  

Currently live in Ackley with my younger son, Hunter (currently a freshman at Ellsworth CC). My older son, Parker, is currently a PFC in the US Marines in Twenty-nine Palms, CA.

I love all kinds of sports so coaching and attending events take up most of my free time.  I also love to golf and hope to do more in the future.

Family vacation to Colorado
Family vacation to Colorado