Tom C. Smith | Douglas O. Fillmore, | William H. Mayes | Robert M. Olsen, | Dennis McComb, | Joan C. Sergent,
Robert M. Olsen, Region 7
Robert M. Olsen
Retired superintendent from Sturgis Public Schools
MASA member 21 years
Robert M. Olsen has served his county as president of their superintendent's association and was a key player in starting our county-wide technology consortium.
He served as Region 7 legislative representative and is a life-long voice supporting public school issues.
was selected as Region 7 Superintendent of the Year and Michigan Superintendent of the Year, and was a finalist for the AASA
National Superintendent of the Year award.
He has served the Michigan High School Athletic Association, on the Michigan Department of Education Teacher Examination Advisory Committee and the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation teams.
is active in his
community, providing service to the boards of directors for the St. Joseph County Economic Development Corporation, the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce and the Sturgis Education Endowment Foundation
He was a member and past-president of the Sturgis Rotary International, and former president of the Mason Optimist Club.
is too highly thought of to just relax and enjoy the fruits of retirement.
wrote Region President Lloyd Kirby, Superintendent of Colon Community Schools in his
was selected first, as a sales representative for a Kalamazoo firm, Level Data
Then, in time of need, he
accepted a call to duty with Portage Public Schools
as their part time Assistant Superintendent for Business."
is a dedicated life-long learner--so much so that late into his
enrolled in a multi-year training program through MASA
called "Courageous Journey.
Rob has numerous publications and is currently an adjunct professor for Concordia College in Educational Leadership classes and as a guest lecturer for Western Michigan University's Masters Program in Educational Leadership.