Working for Effective Teacher Development
Dr. Derek Olson ’15, Doctor of Education (EdD), is a middle school teacher in Minnesota and the 2008 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Olson advocates for government policies that support effective teacher development and equitable teacher evaluation. In addition to lobbying state legislators, he has co-authored multiple research publications and presentations on teacher quality, including studies with Educational Testing Service, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Olson is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Wisconsin.