Julie Olsen, governing board president of the Saugus Union School District (SUSD), recently completed the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance (MIG) program, demonstrating her commitment to professional development in the service of students. MIG graduates complete 35 hours of intensive training on the role of the governance team in setting the direction of the district, student learning and achievement, school finance, human resources, policy and judicial review, collective bargaining, and community relations and advocacy.
“The Masters in Governance program delivers a thought-provoking and robust curriculum, and a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences with trustees from around the state, to increase trustees’ knowledge and skills. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to complete the program and I enjoy putting the learning into action for the benefit of Saugus students and staff,” said Olsen.
Olsen was elected to the Saugus Union School District’s Governing Board in November 2016. Prior to joining the board, she led award-winning teams and initiatives for a Big 4 consulting firm, and served as a leader with Fortune 500 technology firms and a multinational financial services organization. In the community Olsen has served in many district and school committee leadership roles, was an officer on the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry Board of Directors, and served as a “Big Sister” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles for ten years. Olsen volunteers with the SCV Senior Center’s annual Touch-A-Truck committee, and as a coach with Special Olympics Southern California.
The Saugus Union School District serves the Santa Clarita communities of Saugus, Valencia and Canyon Country with 15 elementary schools with nearly 9,800 students. The district has earned Gold Ribbon Awards for 14 schools, 2 Exemplary Arts Awards, 5 National Blue Ribbon Awards, 35 California Distinguished School Awards and 6 California Business for Educational Excellence Awards. For more information about the district, visit www.saugususd.org.
CSBA is a nonprofit education association representing nearly 1,000 K-12 school districts and county offices of education throughout California. For more information about CSBA’s Masters in Governance program, please contact Troy Flint at 916-371-4691 or email@example.com.
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