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The Talon

The Talon

Alissa Hansen

Alissa Hansen, Adviser

(she/her/hers) Alissa Hansen teaches English 10, AP Literature & Composition, and Journalism at Ankeny High School. Her birthday is Nov. 5. Hansen is adviser of The Talon. Hansen graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Journalism and Anthropology and a M.A.T in Secondary English Education. She was a reporter for a number of years at The Daily Iowa, The Press-Citizen, and managing editor and publisher of the Little Village (all in Iowa City) before entering the world of teaching. This is Hansen's 11th year teaching and second year at Ankeny High. She has four children (Rhys, 9, Ellis, 7, June, 5, and Finn, 2) and is married to an engineer. When Hansen has free time, which is very rare, she enjoys running, reading, journalism, being outdoors, and going on all of life's adventures with her family.


“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”―Mary Oliver

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