Hannah Chung

Hannah Chung

High School English Language Arts Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree, English Education, Iowa State University  

Hannah Chung began her teaching career at Iowa Connections Academy, where she teaches English to students in high school. The most rewarding part of the job, she says, “is being able to have long-lasting connections with students and families.”

The Online School Experience at Iowa Connections Academy

According to Ms. Chung, her favorite classroom activity “is story-building. I come up with a story starter, and each student extends the story with a sentence, building off [the previous student’s] addition.”  

When asked how she encourages student engagement, Ms. Chung says, “Students become engaged when they feel seen and have their intellectual and emotional needs met.” 

Message for Families Considering Online School 

If there’s one thing that Ms. Chung would tell parents thinking of enrolling a child in our school, it’s that “we would be so happy to have you and can’t wait to get to know you and your student.” 

Ms. Chung believes Iowa Connections Academy does an excellent job of helping prepare students for a successful future by providing them with “frequent, individualized support from homeroom teachers, which is fairly unique to Connections Academy schools.” 

Getting to know [students] well is an important step in getting them to become engaged.

— Ms. Chung

About Ms. Chung

In her free time, Ms. Chung says she enjoys “traveling, making music, making art, taking pictures, reading, and writing.”