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      My name is Kelly Olson.  I am the Principal and Physical Education Teacher at Prairie View Elementary.  I have worked in the De Soto School District since 1999 and I'm very proud to be a "Pirate."  I enjoy the rural setting that Prairie View has to offer.

Educational and Professional Background

After graduating from Viroqua High School I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-La Crosse in Physical Education.  My first teaching position was at Foothills Elementary in Littleton, Colorado.  I enjoyed my experiences in Colorado but was very excited for the opportunity to return to the De Soto area and settle down in the same area where I was raised.  I earned my Certification in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University in 2009.  In the fall of 2013 I started my role as a Teaching Principal. 

Personal Background

I grew up on a family dairy farm near West Prairie.  I am married and have four young children, two girls and two boys.  My hobbies include cutting firewood, outdoor activities, and spending time with my family. 


     I can be contacted at kolson@desoto.k12.wi.us  


                                          648-2227 ext. 501


              "Dedicated to Learning and Growth; Striving for Excellence." 

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