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Meet Julie Olsen

Julie Olsen is a 12-year resident of Santa Clarita and lives and works in Valencia with her husband, Robert, and their son, a third-grade student in the Saugus district. 

A corporate learning professional and active parent leader, Julie offers the knowledge and passion it's going to take to restore the Saugus district's position as the top performing district in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Professional Background

Julie is a leader in a "Big 4" consulting firm's award-winning Learning & Development division - a three-time #1 ranked learning organization by Training Magazine. She oversees the implementation of large-scale training initiatives that develop thousands of business professionals' technical and leadership skills, year-round.

Julie's 25-year career includes experience as a curriculum designer/developer, instructor, change management consultant, project manager, and operations leader. 

Julie has also successfully managed profitable, multimillion-dollar corporate education centers throughout North America for a global technology firm.

Julie earned a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Connecticut with distinction as a New England Scholar. Julie also has been certified in business analysis tools, team-based learning and other learning methods, facilitation/instruction, and faith-based ministry.

Education Volunteerism
  • 2-Term elected parent rep and School Site Council President at Helmers Elementary (2013 - Present)
  • PTA Executive Vice President and Legislative/Advocacy chair; also former PTA Secretary and PR chair

  • Measure EE Bond Oversight Committee and
    previously held 
    leadership roles on the bond campaign committee

  • Saugus District Communications Committee and
    Parent Advisory Committee, and former Board
    Representative on 
    Hart District Advisory Council

  • “Principal for a Day” supporting the SCV
    Education Foundation
  • Volunteer judge for InvestWrite, a national
    student 
    writing competition by the SIFMA Foundation, and instructor of youth financial fitness workshops

  • Advocate for innovative, effective, research-based teaching methods, parent engagement, improved 
    school/workplace climate, campus safety, and
    fiscal responsibility

  • Connects with lawmakers, elected officials, labor groups,
    and parents to discuss best practices, issues, and solutions
    for education and community matters

Community Service Highlights

  • Nonprofit and municipal board experience - with the SCV Food Pantry and chairperson of a city Economic Development Agency
  • "Big Sister" mentor through Big Brothers BigSisters (2003-2012); nominee for Big Sister of the Year

  • Featured finalist for Working Mother of the Year,
    in 2014, community volunteerism category for a
    Big 4 accounting consulting firm

  • Certified Lay Minister for cancer support ministry

  • 2015 Roosevelt Award honoree for community service in the California 38th Assembly District

Paid for by Olsen for Saugus School Board 2016 - FPPC ID 1374050
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