Hello Everyone!
Ms. Olsen at her desk
Ms. Olsen at her desk

I'm Holly Olsen and I am the English Language Arts teacher for team Tenacious

A Little About Me: 

  • I have a BA in literary studies from Beloit College in Beloit, WI.
  • I have my Masters in Teaching from the same college.
  • I began teaching in 1996, where I spent two years teaching 3rd grade in Wilmette, IL. 
  • In 1998, I moved to the Twin Cities, where I began teaching middle school English Language Arts for Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • In 2010, I came to Sanford and have been teaching here ever since. 
  • I am married, and live with my husband, our two kids, as well as our 6 cats, two guinea pigs and a hamster. 
  • I love reading, playing board games like Sushi Go and Unstable Unicorns, and sewing.
  • I'm a huge geek, and spend a lot of time reading and talking comics, fantasy, and science fiction titles. 
  • In my free time, I like to go to Supernatural Conventions and participate in GISH (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt).
  • If I could have any superpower, it would probably be invisibility.  I'm quieter when I'm not at school. 

I welcome your participation in your child's education.  The best way to reach me is through email: holly.olsen@mpls.k12.mn.us

During distance learning, you can also call or text me at my temporary number: : 612-405-0592

I will respond to emails, phone calls, and texts within 48 hours.