Mrs. Elise Jessen

Phone: 515-965-9630


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Journalism; Iowa State University M.A.T., 5--12 English Language Arts, Journalism; Drake University

Mrs. Elise Jessen

Language Arts Teacher

Hello! My name is Elise Jessen and I currently teach English 10, journalism, and yearbook at AHS. I also serve as an adviser for The Talon, our online student newspaper. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!), and a master's degree in education from Drake University. I began teaching at AHS in 2012, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to work with such wonderful students and staff every day. Please feel free to contact me at


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