Superintendent Eric Olson’s Biography
Education: BS in Elementary Education (SCSU), MA in Administration (SCSU), K-12 Principal and Superintendent License (SCSU)
Experience: Middle School Alternative Education Teacher, 3rd Grade Teacher (both in Sauk Rapids, MN), Middle School Assistant Principal/Activities Director (MMS), Elementary Principal (Pinewood), E-Kindergarten Principal (EEC)
Hobbies: Family time, cooking, exploring outdoors, coaching hockey, reading, and writing in journals
Quote: "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
A message from Superintendent Olson:
As superintendent of the Monticello Public Schools, I promise to uphold quality programming curriculum, and opportunities for all Monticello students and their families. I will keep the 2015-2020 School Board Goals in front of our staff while also focusing on creating lasting value within our stakeholder groups. Everything that we do will be done with three district goals in mind, that I believe are key to the success of our district/community:
- Build healthy relationships with all students, parents, and staff. Trust is the key ingredient in any successful organization. Trust will be valued and fostered both within the district and community.
- Emphasize school safety. Create the safest learning environments in the state of Minnesota. This includes a focus on both building security and social emotional health.
- Foster a culture of engagement, where students, parents, and staff love coming to school because they feel heard, valued, and inspired.
One of the many ways we will go about accomplishing these goals is assembling stakeholder teams that will help us push our district forward while upholding our tradition of excellence. Those teams will include the Continuous Improvement Committee, ONE District Staff Recognition Committee, Be Kind (Anti-bullying Committee), and the Achievement and Integration Committee. They teams will help us better serve our students, families, and staff. Teamwork will be a huge part of what we do in ISD 882. We will work together to grow together, to learn together, and to educate together. I believe strongly in the power of relationships and collaboration, and I look forward to utilizing those tools in my unwavering effort to serve people of Monticello well.
Superintendent Eric Olson