Hello students and families! My name is Chad Olson and I am thrilled to begin my fourth year at Meridian! I have been teaching in the Adams 12 school district for eight years, first as a third grade teacher, then as a fourth grade teacher and currently as part of our wonderful fifth grade team!
Prior to my teaching career, I worked in aerospace as a contracted project manager for engineering support services on the Atlas rocket program, now owned by United Launch Alliance. That experience exposed me to a high level of technological innovation, and extends now into my passion for incorporating diverse technologies into traditional educational frameworks.
I am a futurist at heart, and I believe that one route to shaping the future begins with giving students the means to critique the world around them in order to successfully determine what could and should be improved by the time they reach maturity. Innovation cannot occur without critical thinking, and thinking critically is my primary expectation of all of my students.
I look forward to getting to know all of my students and their wonderful families this year! We only have nine months to change the world...let's do it together!