Jefferson Elementary – Victoria Olsen, Media Specialist
Media specialist Victoria Olsen has been named Jefferson Elementary’s Teacher of the year for 2019-2020. She has been with Union and Jefferson since 2013.
“I originally became a teacher because I have always loved working with kids,” Olsen said. “I have a passion for helping children learn to be independent, lifelong learners. After six years in the classroom, I decided to become the librarian at my school because I’ve found a specific passion in helping my students find a love for reading. I also wanted to embrace the new roles of media specialists as a collaborator with teachers and makerspace director.”
As the librarian, she loves helping students find a love for reading through exciting book displays, lively ‘read alouds’, and enticing book talks. “Helping students find books they love brings me so much joy!”