Dr. Daniel Olson is currently in his tenth year as the superintendent of the Monona Grove School District. He previously served for eight years as the superintendent of the Campbellsport School District, and for five years as a high school principal in the Campbellsport and Northern Ozaukee school districts. Dr. Olson’s career as an educator also includes 13 years as a high school math teacher and coach in Wausau, Hortonville and Northern Ozaukee.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Secondary Education and Mathematics, Dr. Olson received his master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University-Wisconsin, superintendent licensure at Marquette University, and doctorate in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College in Madison. His personal interests and hobbies include golfing, skiing, biking and attending sporting events.
Past AASA Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2022 Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year: Mary Pfeiffer
2021 Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year: Mark Gruen
2020 Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year: Aaron Sadoff
About the Award:
The Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State-level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement