Introducing New AASD School Board Member Leah Olson
Posted on 07/24/2017
The Appleton Area School District is proud to welcome our newest school board member, Leah Olson. Her term will officially began July 24th, 2017 and will expire in 2018.

As a parent with young children, Leah is both excited and honored to fill Dr. John Mielke’s position on the Appleton School Board.  

Leah is an Appleton native. She attended Huntley, Roosevelt, and Appleton North. She graduated from UW-Madison and then went to school in the Twin Cities to become an acupuncturist.  

Leah and her husband moved back to Appleton ten years ago to raise their family. She has two sons, ages 8 and 12. She works full time at her clinic on the north side of Appleton, and has been very active on PTA at Edison Elementary for several years.

Please read her introduction below to learn more about what she hopes to achieve through her membership in the Board of Education.

Welcome Leah!

Message from Leah Olson: 

“I’m so honored to have been appointed to the AASD Board of Education. My interest in school board grew out of the time I spent volunteering on the PTA board at Edison. PTA wasn’t something I ever thought I would do, but I realized that parents have a vital role in a school community. By volunteering, even if it is something small, you end up supporting everyone—students, staff, and other parents. 

I also learned that our district leadership team values the opinions of parents and wants their input. I wasn’t expecting that either! My hope is that I can be a voice for parents on our board, but more importantly, I hope to bring more people into the conversation about the future of education in our community.

I think an important part of a board member’s role is to be a cheerleader for our students, staff and parents. I’m looking forward to touring schools, visiting classrooms and speaking with students and staff. I also have a goal of attending a PTA/PTO meeting at all of the elementary schools this next year.  

If you have an event or a meeting you’d like me to attend, or have stories to share or questions to ask, please let me know! You can find me on Facebook or reach me via email.”
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