She was nominated by student Jack Shaffstall who said "Ms. Olsen will clearly leave a legacy at DSMS. She is the teacher who coordinates a re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, a filed trip to Tombstone, AZ, an eighth grade trip to Washington D.C., and a formal White House Dinner re-enactment for all her seventh graders."
"She is probably the most devoted teacher I have ever had," Shaffstall said. "She goes the extra mile when teaching, in order to make it fun. She is very energetic, and although my class has 38 kids...she is able to take the time to help each one of us."
Excellence in Education is a partnership between Rio Salado College and KEZ 99.9 FM, which recognizes Valley teachers. Students and parents of students are encouraged to nominate K-12 teachers who are excellent at their profession and have gone above-and-beyond the call of duty to make a difference in their community.
Each month, a Valley K-12 teacher will be selected from all the entries to be recognized for their outstanding contribution to education. KEZ’s Marty Manning will visit the teacher’s school to surprise them with their “Excellence in Education” Award. The surprise visit will be broadcast during the Beth and Friends Show. All winning teachers are rewarded with $99, an Excellence in Education Award, and a Rio Salado College gift bag.
To nominate a special teacher, please visit KEZ 99.9 keyword excellence.