Heidi Olson - Grade 1/2

Welcome to Room 104!

I have been teaching since 1991 and have been part of Minneapolis Public Schools since 1999. I graduated from Concordia College with degrees in Elementary Education and Sociology. In addition, I hold a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University and have completed coursework in Information Media from St. Cloud State University. I also have Montessori training. I have been at Armatage since 2007. I have experience teaching Grades K-4, and have been a Media Specialist for Grades K-8. Many eons ago, I was also a camp counselor.

Teaching Philosophy & Spotlight Unit

"Follow the child." This quote by Maria Montessori sums up my teaching philosophy. I believe in individualizing curriculum, building relationships and forming a community within the classroom, and celebrating each child as an individual.

As for my spotlight unit, this is too difficult a question for me-- it really is anything I am working on with the students!

A little about me

My husband, Ken, is a high school teacher in Roseville. My son, Joe, attends Armatage. I love reading, gardening, traveling, and anything outdoors!

If you need to contact me...

Email: heidi.olson@mpls.k12.mn.us

School Voice Mail: (612)592-1530

However, if you have an emergency or change in after school plans, please call the school office directly. ( 612-668-3180 )