Mr. Derek Olson is a Math resource teacher/educational mentor at Memorial High School. But he doesn't just help with math, he helps with all of the students subjects. I had different study hall teachers every year but I chose to go to his room because I knew that he would push me to do my homework. I am nominating him for the sunshine award because he is the one who helped me graduate. He pushed me to do my homework and kept me motivated. Even if I didn't want to do my homework he would dig my homework out of my backpack and help me get started. He made things easier! If I didn't understand a math question he would break it down for me and use fun ways to understand it! My freshman year, Mr. Olson was new to the teaching world. His study room was actually a math storage room! He helped so many students that the next year he got moved in to a regular classroom! Then the next year, he got put in to a bigger classroom! He helps so many students, and I think he really deserves an award for it!

Kendall Metcalf

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