“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:5-11
Mr. Olsen began his teaching career at Hawthorne Christian Academy, starting in 1992. He has taught mathematics, science, business, technology, and Bible. He has the New Jersey teacher certification and the Association of Christian Schools International certification in mathematics, secondary education.
Mr. Olsen has been involved in curriculum development and instructional leadership with HCA for over fifteen years. He has been the senior class advisor for over ten years. He has been a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for over twenty years. For a few years in the early 2000’s, he was an adjunct professor at Nyack College, teaching in the area of mathematics education.
Mr. Olsen enjoys playing tennis and doing ministry with the Christian education department at his church.