Prior to his time in Monticello, he worked as a teacher for the Washington County School District. He has a degree from Southern Utah University with majors in Physical Education and Special Education. He later earned a Masters in Education with an Administrative Endorsement from SUU.
Olson became inspired to go into education while serving in the Army in Iraq. He was on a combat mission, and related, “It just hit me that if I wanted to make a difference in this world, working in a school was a great place to do so. I feel that empowering students to reach their full potential is a great way to impact our future. The students in the classrooms today will one day be our leaders.”
“I truly love the community of Monticello and I look forward to serving its members as I help to educate its young learners.”