Heather Olson – English Teacher

Heather Olson, English Teacher
Email: hrolson@edison.edu
Phone: (239) 432-6767

Heather Olson is a Florida native who earned her Associate of Arts Degree at Edison State University, and then went on to major in English at Florida Gulf Coast University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree.  Ms. Olson first entered the classroom as a substitute teacher at Mt. Desert High School in Bar Harbor, Maine.  After a brief post graduate stint in advertising, she began teaching full time at Marco Island Charter Middle School in 2005.  While at MICMS, Ms. Olson worked with a phenomenal team which focused on cross curriculum instruction and communication across subject areas.

After teaching at MICMS, Ms. Olson relocated to Golden Gate Estates, and began teaching at Immokalee High School.  Her first three years at IHS Ms. Olson taught in the Freshman House. As part of the 9th grade team Ms. Olson helped to provide small, safe, and focused learning environments which ensured that all students would be prepared for life-long learning. To these ends Ms. Olson focused on data driven instruction and integrated a variety of English and Reading curriculums such as Read 180, Achieve 3000, and Springboard.  As an English I and Intensive Reading teacher she utilized Targeted Small Group Instruction, CRISS, McRel, and various other research based instructional methods.  Ms. Olson went on to loop up with her students and taught English IV Honors and Drama during her last year at IHS. Believing that student involvement is an integral part of the high school experience Ms. Olson served as both Freshman and Senior Class Executive Board sponsor. Throughout her teaching career Ms. Olson has focused on technology, cooperative learning, and project based assessments in order to foster in students a love of knowledge acquisition.

Ms. Olson is delighted to have been chosen as part of the faculty of Edison Collegiate High School.  She is looking forward to challenging students in new ways every day, and helping to prepare them for college success.