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Full Name
Julie Olson
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Mitchell High School
Job Title
Science teacher
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Olson has been an educator for 32 years and is currently teaching at Mitchell High School and Mitchell Second Chance High School in Mitchell, SD. At Mitchell HS she teaches scientific research methods and college credit Biology. She mentors students for the science fair as well as Visiting Senior Scientists – high school students that present engaging science lessons to elementary students. At Second Chance, the district’s alternative school, she developed a self-paced, individualized science curriculum for at risk students to include all of the required sciences as well as a variety of STEM electives. She has been very active professionally at the local, state, and national levels. She was a member of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) national writing team (Life Sciences) and just finished helping translate the current state standards (NGSS modified) to include suggested phenomena, formative, and performance assessments. She is co-editor for the newsletter and past-President of the South Dakota Science Teachers Association. Ms. Olson has a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and MA in Biology