Mollie Jo Blahunka



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English Educational Licensure in ELA and ESL

Mollie Jo Blahunka

Hello! My name is Mollie Jo Blahunka, and I am eager to join the Ankeny High School team this year. I teach English 11, English 12 Lit, and Acting I and II in addition to directing the Drama Department. I am so fortunate to learn from my students every day as we push each other to be the best versions of ourselves. I live in Des Moines with my puppy, Minnie, who is my favorite companion for adventuring in and out of the city. Prior to Ankeny, I taught in Chicago and Minneapolis and spent a year teaching abroad in Argentina. I graduated from Grinnell College and am thrilled to be returning to Iowa. I look forward to working with you to support our wonderful students! 


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