Along with his career in athletics and motivational speaking, Scott Olson also has a great passion for teaching and education.
Before establishing his teaching career, Scott Olson earned many notable achievements in his own educational journey. From 1976 to 1980, he attended the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Here, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English earning Cum Laude honors.
Four years later, in 1984, he completed his Master’s degree in Communication Science at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.
While earning his Master’s, Scott Olson began his teaching career at Marist High School in Chicago. From 1980 to 1987 he taught English for grades 10 through 12 and was also credited with founding a Media, Broadcasting, and Film course.
From 1988 to 1993, he taught 9th grade at Orion High School focusing on the subjects of English Composition, Literature, and Grammar. He then went on to United Township High School where he taught English for grades 10 through 12. Scott Olson then spent seven years teaching 9th and 10th grade English at Danville High School where he also stood as a Coordinator for the Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP). For the next three years, Scott Olson taught English for grades 9 through 11 at LaSalle-Peru High School.
During his time teaching, Scott Olson worked with many of his school’s athletic programs, offering his assistance as a consultant and trainer as well as giving presentations and speeches. It is a very rewarding experience to be able to work with these students and young athletes both on and off the field to help them gain a well rounded education and strong core values.