Mr. Landhauser: From Marshalltown to Ames


Mr. Landhauser sitting at his desk in his classroom.

Jon Landhauser is a new teacher at Ames High School, in the Social Studies department. We stopped by his classroom to give him a chance to introduce himself to the school. 


Q: How long have you been teaching? 

A: This is my 8th year teaching.


Q: What school districts have you worked with in the past?

A: I was previously teaching in Marshalltown. 


Q: How does Ames compare to your previous school/s? 

A: Ames is very similar in makeup to Marshalltown, but the Ames community in general seems to be far more involved and have a greater sense of desire to be successful.


Q: What classes are you currently teaching? 

A: I teach World Studies and U.S. History.


Q: What inspired you to become a teacher?

A: I had some great teachers in my past, and wanted to provide the educational experience to youth today that I had when I was in school. 


Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching? 

A: I enjoy getting the opportunity to assist students in growing both personally and educationally. 


Q: What would you like your students to know about you? 

A: I have a wife and three little kids, and I love everything Iowa State. 


Q: What do you do for fun? (Hobbies, favorite sports teams, etc.)

A: I enjoy watching movies, playing golf, and hanging out with my family.


We’re happy to have teachers like Mr. Landhauser at our school, and we’re excited to get to know him more.