John Olsen


Teaching Strategies

A Navy veteran and mission-oriented education leader, John has distinguished himself through a commitment to service and advocacy that strongly aligns with the Teaching Strategies legacy and vision.John’s experience in education includes several leadership and board roles at education companies and colleges working across the pre-K, K-12, and higher education spectrum. During this period, John led and championed experiential summer learning efforts, supported school districts and charter schools in service of non-traditional students, and facilitated lifelong learning for young adults seeking new careers. He has also previously served as a trustee of Sierra Nevada College and currently serves as a trustee of the Naval Academy Foundation. Influenced by his experience as a father of a disabled child, John is passionate about finding and unleashing the unique potential in every child. He is a founding board member of Variety – the Children’s Charity of the National Capital Region, which supports the needs of low-income children with mobility impairments and their families. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.