Olson, Rene

‚ÄčRene Olson

Special Education



    I am happy to be living in the maritime town of Port Townsend and teaching at the high school. We moved to the Olympic Peninsula from Vancouver, WA. Our love of the outdoors prompted our relocation to this beautiful area. 
      I entered the teaching profession later in life and believe in life long learning. It is my intention to model this philosophy each day. We try to instill independence and support students in managing their daily school work by teaching planner use and providing support in weekly grade checks by our students.
    Our expectations are high for our high school students. Students getting the support they need inside our classroom will also be expected to complete homework, the extra time and support inside our class room will not be enough to meet CCSS (Common Score Standards) and pass classes with good understand. Partnerships between home and school are essential and encouraged.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss

Special Ed

    OSPI Special Education Website

    Special Education

    Special Education and related services are provided annually to about 124,000 eligible students in the state across 295 school districts. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that children with disabilities and the families of such children have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). IDEA is focused on improving educational results for children with disabilities. RCW 28A.155 provides the statutory basis for special education services in Washington, and WAC 392-172A provides the regulatory basis for both IDEA and RCW 28A.155.