Chatfield teacher will ‘FOCUS’ in alternative learning program

GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS Chad Olson will spend his seventh year of teaching at Chatfield as the instructor of the FOCUS alternative learning program.
Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy

Chatfield High School is pleased to welcome Chad Olson as its new FOCUS alternative learning program (ALP) instructor.

Olson shared, “I graduated from Winona Senior High School, got my BA from Northland College – in experiential education – and my MA in education and instruction from St. Mary’s University. I will be entering my seventh year as a licensed social studies teacher. I have previously taught in Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Owatonna.”

Olson said he chose to come to Chatfield because it has a reputation of being a great school and positive learning environment.

“I anticipate being a member of a team of professionals striving to help students prepare for life after school,” Olson said. “I look forward to getting students out of the classroom to provide some new experiences, building relationships with them, and being a trustworthy and positive role adult and role model.”

Olson lives in Winona and his family includes a sister and two nephews in Hopkins, Minn., and his parents who live in Duluth.

In his free time, he enjoys canoeing, fishing and skiing, or anything else outdoors.