Humboldt County Office of Education: Jean Olson Career Achievement Award

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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 transitional 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.

2023 Honorees

Portrait of Cori BorgesCori Borges
Cuddeback Elementary

33 Years

Portrait of Tom DaviesTom Davies III
Freshwater School

32 Years

Portrait of Diana HowardDiana Howard
McKinleyville High School

30 Years

Portrait of Thom McMahonThom McMahom

40 Years