Welcome
Ms. Olsen

Hello!  I'm Ms. Olsen and I am the English teacher for team Inquiry at Sanford Middle School.

Teaching has been a life-long passion of mine; I was actually in middle school when I decided that teaching was what I wanted to do with my life.  In high school, I was able to take child development courses that allowed me to get classroom experience in several different neighborhood school.  After high school, I attended Beloit College in Beloit, WI, where I earned a BA in literary studies as well as my teacher's certification in both English/Langauge Arts for grades 6-8 and general education for grades 1-8.  In addition, I have my master's degree in teaching.  After college, I taught for two years in the Chicagoland area before moving to Minnesota in 1998.  I have teaching middle school English for Minneapolis Public Schools ever since.  I have been teaching English at Sanford since 2010.

I welcome your involvement in your student's education and my classroom.  The best way to contact me is through email: holly.olsen@mpls.k12.mn.us