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Humboldt County Office of Education: Jean Olson Career Achievement Award

Teacher Recognition Programs

The Jean Olson Career Achievement Award was established in memory of Jean Olson, a long-time member and president of the Humboldt County Board of Education.

A champion of education, the teaching profession and the well-being of children, Jean Olson devoted countless hours of volunteer service on behalf of Humboldt County schools, charities and youth organizations.

A qualified candidate for the Jean Olson Career Achievement Award is a veteran kindergarten through 12th grade teacher who has made a lifelong commitment to students, educators and the community. He or she should have contributed to the standing of the teaching profession and have demonstrated exemplary personal and professional standards both in, and outside of, the classroom.

2019 Honorees

Jani Ayers

Jani Ayers

TK/Kindergarten
Alice Birney Elementary
39 Years

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Roseann Buchner

Roseann Buchner

1st Grade
Washington School
34 Years

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Sandra Close

Sandra Close

K-2nd Grade
Scotia School
37 Years

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