Michael W. (Mike) Olson is a third grade teacher at Halverson Elementary. He first joined the district in the fall of 1999. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science Teaching Degree with Special Education Concentration and K-12 Coaching Licensure from Minnesota State University Mankato in March of 1991. He earned his Master's Degree in Educational Development and Leadership from Southwest State University in May 2003. Michael earned his Specialist Degree with K-12 Principal Licensure from Minnesota State University - Mankato in December 2010.
Prior to joining District 241, Michael taught for seven years in Alexandria, MN, and one year in Delano, MN, in grades 3-6.
Michael was a Teacher of the Year nominee for the 2010-2011 school year. He is a member of the Albert Lea Education Association, the Minnesota Education Association, the National Education Association, and the Minnesota Coaches Association.