Teacher Feature: Hannah Mattson

Yearbook photo of teacher Hannah Mattson

Hannah Mattson always knew she wanted to work with teenagers. Teaching stood out to her once she shadowed a teacher for a week and saw the relationship-building and the daily presence teachers get to have in a child’s life. Ms. Mattson majored in biology and minored in secondary education during her undergraduate degree and then went on to get her master’s degree in teaching with a focus on biological sciences. She joined the Wesley staff in 2020-21 and teaches 7th-grade Life Science.

Yearbook photo of teacher Hannah Mattson

She enjoys how there is “lots of learning about the human body, animals, and the great outdoors” in 7th-grade science, saying it’s an easy class to make hands-on with lots of labs. One example is the frog dissection students participated in last month. She says, “The kids loved it!”

Ms. Mattson says her favorite thing about teaching at Wesley is the phenomenal staff and students. “I have always loved the mission of Wesley and everything that they are trying to do to equip students with a global mindset that will help set them apart and succeed in the world,” says Mattson. “I hope that students walk away with a love of learning and curiosity about the world around them that will help them succeed in anything that they do.” 

Thank you for bringing science alive for our students and helping them stay curious, Ms. Mattson!