Teacher appreciates what Great Falls has to offer

Grace Carr, Staff Writer

While most students in Great Falls want to leave this town, Aaron Jensen thinks it’s a great place for him and his family.

“It’s a good place to raise a family,” he said.

Jensen teaches U.S. History and Montana Government at Charles M. Russell High School. He is also the head wrestling coach for the team.

“I’ve been teaching [at CMR] for nine years and coaching for 10 years,” he said.

Jensen wrestled when he was younger.

“I grew up wrestling in Havre when I was a kid,” he said.

He continued to wrestle through high school and in college at MSU Northern. After graduation, Jensen and his wife decided to move to Great Falls.

Besides wrestling, Jensen enjoys many outdoor activities like hunting. However, his hobbies now mostly revolve around his kids and their activities.

Jensen and his wife have a 4-year-old daughter who dances and an 8-year-old son who wrestles and plays football and baseball.

His kids have been very involved in his activities, too.  

“They grew up around CMR activities,” he said.

They have had the chance to travel around the state for wrestling and have seen many Homecoming parades.

“Being able to raise my kids around here is great for a family.”