“She is a builder. She builds self confidence and love in those she teaches. She points out their abilities and wants them to see their potential. I am grateful for her influence on my son this year.”
“She does hands on activities, tells amazing stories and just makes the class fun and enjoyable.”
“Ms. Hansen’s assignments are also meaningful. They have not been busy work. And she carefully, respectfully grades and comments on his work. Ms. Hansen is a gem…”
“Ms. Hansen loves learning. Her ability to inspire my son to work hard and do his best work has been exciting to watch. We are grateful for her.”
“I love how happy she is all the time. I love how she has a special connection to everybody.”
Why do you love teaching at AHS? — Where else can a teacher help students gain a passion and love of learning and remind them of how much their Father in heaven loves them each and every day!?
Life Experience That Prepared me to teach at AHS — When I taught early morning seminary to some pretty tired Freshman and Sophomores, I learned that in order to keep their attention, and to even keep them awake, I had to be passionate about what I was teaching them. My love and passion for the gospel and its teachings helped them to develop their own love and passion for it. I learned the power that the spirit has to reach the heart and how important it is to be well-prepared so one can speak from the heart, look into their eyes, and make it come to life!
What is Unique About AHS? — Our heart and mind approach to education not only opens the windows of success, but it awakens the soul and reminds the students of the greatness they hold within. With God’s help and a very supportive staff, I am encouraged daily to create an atmosphere where knowledge and character development are nurtured, and the exceptional can unfold. AHS is an extraordinary place to teach and learn, but it is also a place with lots of heart-moving memories, outstanding extra-curricular programs, and incredible families.
Education — Bachelor of Arts, Family Science, Brigham Young University
Why Teaching? — I absolutely love what I do! My spirit feels at home when I am learning and teaching. I love my curriculum, what the spirit inspires me to say and do, and what the students teach me. I enjoy seeing things from their perspectives. Teaching requires a lot of dedication and conviction, but it is worth it. I love it when we reason and relate, and there are times when the rewards are truly great.
Why AHS? — The great works of literature, history, language arts, and geography are all wonderful and valuable subjects to teach in and of themselves, but when a teacher is encouraged to reason and relate what the scriptures and prophets have said within each of these subjects it goes from being wonderful to extraordinarily awesome!
“I hope my students say of me, “She was a teacher who made me want to be a better person, to always believe in myself, to never stop learning, and to know where and who to turn to.”
— Ms. Hansen
What have you learned at AHS?
I have learned what can happen when someone else believes in you.
I have learned the powerful beauty and strength that comes when teachers work together closely with parents.
I have learned that it is possible to care, love, and build a wonderful relationship with each student.
I have learned about the strength of unity and the power of one.
I have learned to keep my dreams alive, to not think small, and to help my students do the same.
I have learned that the best things in life often require a lot of work and dedication.
I have learned the importance of being kind, consistent, fun, and firm.