Teacher of the Week: Alicia Olson

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – WITN’s feature educator of the week is from Beaufort County. Meet Alicia Olson.

Olson is in her third year of teaching math and science to Northeast Elementary School fifth graders.

She spent lots of time in the classroom as a teacher’s assistant, and after having kids, she decided she wanted to teach math full-time.

In the classroom, she tries to incorporate lesson plans with hands-on activities. With one specific multiplication and fractions lesson, Olson says she brought in candy to teach her students.

One event she and her students look forward to every year is Pi Day March 14th. Teachers allow students to pie them in face, creating memories and laughs in the name of math.

Her nomination says she is positive, uplifting, and intentional with her students, as well as, dedicated to meeting their needs, and always willing to try and learn new things.