On Tuesday (February 18), Travis Olson is being recommended to the Mankato Area Public School Board as director of teaching and learning for Mankato Area Public Schools, effective July 1.

He currently serves as principal at Mankato Area Public Schools’ Franklin Elementary School and was previously principal at Mankato Area Public Schools’ Kennedy Elementary School.

Olson’s experiences include being an elementary principal and assistant junior high principal in Glencoe and an elementary teacher in Waseca and United South Central schools.

Olson has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Concordia College-Moorhead. He has a master’s in education and an educational administration certificate from St. Mary’s University.