Mr. Jonathan Russell

Phone: 515-965-9610


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Mr. Jonathan Russell

Hello, and welcome to Ankeny Centennial High School. My name is Jon Russell and I have been with the Ankeny School System since 2005. I currently teach AP Literature, AP Language, and Communication Skills. I began my educational career at South O'Brien High School in Paullina, IA (go Wolverines!!). I then attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and earned a Master's Degree in Literature from Loras College in Dubuque.

The one thing that keeps me teaching and keeps me excited about teaching are the students that walk through the door each day. Their unique perspective on the world helps me learn each day. Without them, this would be a boring occupation.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy cycling, reading, movies, and traveling the country with my wife Holly, who teaches music at Ashland Ridge Elementary, and my daughters Annabelle & Amelia.

If you need to contact me, call the high school at 965-9610 or e-mail me at