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Mrs. Tarla Olson

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Social, PE, Grade 12 Homeroom

Hi! I am the grade 9-12 Social Studies and 7-12 Physical Education teacher at Dr. Folkins Community School. I am very excited to be returning to my classroom after one year spent as the Acting Principal. I believe it is my mission to help all students develop intellectual, physical, moral, and social skills in order to become responsible citizens.

I envision a school where: 

  • students, teachers and parents cooperate in order to create an effective team.                             
  • all students are motivated to engage in learning in order to reach individual goals.                       
  • the environment is safe, nurturing, enthusiastic, and fun. (An Optimal Learning Environment!)

I was born and raised in Chauvin. I graduated from Dr. Folkins and have been working at DFCS for 27 years. I am married and live on a farm north of town. My oldest son is married and a teacher in Edgerton. My other son is going into grade 9. Both boys play hockey, and we spend most of the winter in arenas across Alberta and Saskatchewan. I also enjoy coaching, reading, traveling, and watching chuckwagon racing in the summer.