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Ms. Kristen Olson
5th Grade Teacher
Welcome to 5th grade! I am thrilled to be a part of the warm and welcoming family that is Lewis Palmer Elementary School. Over the last 15 years I have taught in a couple different school districts and no other compares to LP. The dedication each and every educator holds for reaching every student every day is evident in everything we do. I feel honored, humbled, and privileged to be a part of this community.
Over the course of my career thus far, I've had the privilege of teaching K-5 Special Education, 1st grade, 3rd, 4th, and now 5th.
Students who enter my classroom can expect a warm welcome. My goal as an educator above all is to create an environment where every student thrives. I want every student to feel a sense of trust, belonging, and empowerment. I believe that students excel when presented with learning opportunities which are of interest to them, are adapted to their personal thinking and learning styles, and are differentiated to offer the just right level of challenge. We practice growth mindset, mindfulness, and empathy toward others. Through goal setting and self-assessment students learn to take ownership of their learning. When that happens, there's no stopping them!