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Meet The Teacher: Sydney Olson, Boone High School

This post is one in a series of “Meet the Teacher” blogs celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, 2020. The teachers featured in this series are K-12 educators across Central Florida who also serve as the Campus Advisor for their school’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon. In addition to their responsibilities as K-12 teachers, they guide Dance Marathon students through a year of raising funds and awareness for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, encouraging and challenging them as leaders, and instilling in them a sense of philanthropy.

Meet The Teacher: Sydney Olson 

Teaches: AP Comparative Government & Leaderships Skills – 12th grade

Has been teaching for: 10 years

Kelly Mahler, a co-advisor at Boone High School, shared a little about Sydney:

What is Sydney’s favorite part about teaching: “Sydney builds personal relationships with her students that inspire them to think big and take risks. Under her leadership, students push themselves to be the best at everything they do.”

What does being “FTK” means to Sydney: “Nothing makes Sydney happier than supporting others. This is why she is a great teacher and a great friend. It is also why she is For The Kids. Dance Marathon is all about supporting children and families who need it most. She wants these families to have the absolute best care because they deserve it, and she will stop at nothing to make sure they get it.”

Favorite part of Dance Marathon: “Sydney’s favorite part about Dance Marathon is seeing our kids come together For The Kids. When the students start reaching their fundraising goal, it brings tears to her eyes!”