Erin Olson, Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director
Before returning to Sioux Central, I served the region as an Instructional Technology Consultant with Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency for three years. I began my career teaching middle school language arts for three years at Storm Lake St. Mary’s and high school English for seven years in the Sioux Central school district. When I taught at Sioux Central, I coached large and individual speech, served on numerous committees, and helped with technology integration. Sioux Central feels like home, and I am thrilled to start my third year in the district as the TLC Instructional Leader. My children, Alexandra and Landon, attend Sioux Central, and the district is my husband's alma mater.
My bachelor's degree is in English, 7-12 education with a concentration in speech communication. My master's degree is in Instruction and Curriculum with an emphasis on effective teaching. I am a Google Certified Teacher, Levels 1 and 2. I am a Seesaw Ambassador and a Flipgrid Ambassador. I have served on the ISTE Digital Storytelling Network committee.
I am passionate educator and curriculum designer. I served on the Board of Directors for the student advocacy group, Iowa Student Learning Institute. I have been active in numerous state-level initiatives, including teacher evaluation reform and Iowa Communities of Practice. I am a connected educator using social media as a means to make global connections and support meaningful contributions. I support the bridge of technology and literacy to facilitate greater student voice and choice. I am advocate for the power of student contribution. I do not want our students to be the best in the world, I want them to be the best FOR the world.