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2501 W 56th Street
Minneapolis MN
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8:15am - 2:35pm
Monday - Friday

Heidi Olson

Welcome to Room 104!

What led you to become a public school teacher?
I just have always wanted to be a teacher! I just knew at a young age. When I was in Kindergarten, I drew a picture of myself as a teacher for a class assignment to draw yourself being all grown up.

What is your training/where did you go to school?

  • Undergrad – Concordia College – Moorhead – Elementary Education and Sociology
  • Master’s – Walden University – Reading and Literacy
  • Grad programs – St. Cloud State – Media Specialist
  • Montessori Training – St. Catherine’s 

What is your favorite thing about classroom teaching?
The children!!!! The relationships I form with the children and that they form with each other.  Watching them grow as learners! I love the curiosity and creativity of the age I work with at Armatage.

What is your favorite thing about the Armatage community?

It’s just a good place to be. I am surrounded by dedicated and caring staff that allow and challenge me to grow and to also feel part of a community.

What is your family like?
My husband is also an educator. He is a tech. ed teacher for Roseville Area Schools. He teaches auto shop and woodworking—he loves what he does!
My son is a senior in high school. He is planning for college. He loves everything to do with sports!
We have two fur babes—Tootsie and Zeus. They keep us very busy!

What subject(s) did you like when you were school age?
I really enjoyed art classes, physical education and math class…. Actually I enjoyed most subjects for various reasons! I enjoy learning.

What is your favorite children's book?
Hard to name one--- my favorite book when I was little was Morris and Boris Go to School because it was my first book that I bought with my own money from the Scholastic Book order and it was one of the first chapter books I read.

Today, I couldn’t even tell you my favorite book. It really is the one I am reading or studying with the class at that moment.

What interests do you have outside of teaching?
I enjoy walking, gardening, kayaking, going to the North Shore!, reading, baking, watching sporting events and being with family and friends.

If you could give your 1st grade self advice about school, what would it be?
Try your best—be good to yourself and remember that you matter!

What silver linings did you find during the pandemic?
Kindness counts and that we are stronger from this experience.