A press release from High School District 155:
D155 Board Approves Superintendent Employee Contract
The board approved the superintendent employment contract for Steve Olson effective immediately through the 2020-2021 school year.
Mr. Olson has been serving as interim superintendent since the start of the 2017-18 school year.
Prior to that, he served as the Crystal Lake Central High School principal for 16 years.
“As a board, we value having a leader who is invested in our communities, and who has the best interest at heart for both our students and staff,” said Adam Guss, Board of Education president.
“In the last several months, Mr. Olson has proven to us that he’s focused on a student centered approach, strengthening community partnerships, and communicating openly and honestly.”
Previously, he served the district as vice principal, dean, athletic director, and guidance counselor.
He began his career as a Crystal Lake South High School social studies teacher.
He has lived in the Crystal Lake community for the past 33 years.
Three of his children have graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School; his youngest daughter will graduate from Central in May.
“I am committed to working with our staff, students, parents and community to improve outcomes for all students in District 155.
As a parent and district leader, I am proud to be part of a community that values the education we provide,” said Steve Olson, superintendent.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in broad field social studies from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, a master’s in guidance and counselling and an Illinois administrative endorsement from Northern Illinois University.