1030 Main St., Manson, IA | Central Office 712-469-2202 | Jr/Sr High 712-469-2245 | Elementary 515-542-3211 | Consortium School 515-576-6967

Anthony Olson

Language Arts Instructor

Greetings! I started teaching at MNW in 2015. In my classes, you can expect to read novels, short stories, non-fiction articles, and poems. We will write and discuss our ideas as well. I am also the assistant speech coach and Student Council adviser.


High school - Twin River Valley HS (2010), College - Iowa State University (2015), Pursuing Masters in Teaching English - University of Northern Iowa


  • 8th grade Literacy and Language Arts

  • 10th grade Language Arts

  • Media Literacy (co-taught with Mrs. Keller)

  • Novels

Some of my favorites

  • Writers - Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Ted Kooser, Jerry Apps, Neil Gaiman and Michael Crichton

  • Musicians - Cody Jinks, Clint Black, AC/DC, Dierks Bentley, Elton John, Kacey Musgraves, Tom Petty

  • TV - The Simpsons, Justified, Boardwalk Empire, Peaky Blinders, King of the Hill, Bob's Burgers, The Twilight Zone