Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary Education -University of Alaska Southeast M.Ed. Educational Leadership - Northern Arizona University
Mrs. Chey Olson
Thank you for visiting my page!
I originally moved to Valdez in 2008 when I was stationed at the small boat station for the U.S. Coast Guard. It was during this time I met my husband while volunteering to lay sod on the Valdez Highschool football field (before we had the fancy astroturf field we have now!). I was then stationed in Seattle on an icebreaker (the Polar Star) from 2010-2012. When I completed my four years in the Coast Guard, I moved back to Valdez to start my life with my husband and finish my teaching degree through the University of Alaska Southeast.
Though I am not "homegrown" I feel that I have found a hidden gem here in Valdez. You can't beat the mountain views or the community pride! After growing up in larger cities it is refreshing to read the police reports that include things like barking dogs and missing ipods, haha! When I miss the warm weather I visit family in Texas to thaw out from the cold :).
Looking forward to another great year! Nice to meet you!