Tracy Olson

6th Grade

Education

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2002 with a degree in Elementary Education and Bilingualism in Spanish, I began teaching for the Waterford Graded School District.  While there, I taught kindergarten, first grade, math intervention, English as a Second Language and fourth grade.  I am looking forward to teaching at St. Joe’s to share my love for learning and my love of the Catholic Faith.  

Philosophy

Every child can learn.  Quite often, learning a new concept does not happen on the first try.  As a teacher, it is my job to determine the most useful strategy to help a child learn. 

Students also need to be held accountable for their learning goals.  When students, parents, and I know where we are headed, we are all able to focus and accomplish the goal at hand.

I look forward to helping the students in my class accomplish not only their academic goals, but their personal goals as well.  

Interests

At home, my husband Adam and I enjoy our two children, Isaac (8) and Isabelle (6).  Together we enjoy being outside, traveling, and watching cooking shows.