Congratulations, Kris Olsen, Oregon High School Principal of the Year!
Posted on 04/21/2015

MHS Principal Kris Olsen is the latest administrator in the District to win statewide honors for outstanding leadership. He was named Oregon High School Principal of the Year this morning in a surprise announcement during a staff meeting. 

The award is sponsored by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators. It recognizes outstanding principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students and who demonstrate exemplary contributions to the profession. 

Dr. Olsen has been the principal at McMinnville High School for 11 years and has been a school administrator for 24 years. During his leadership, MHS has become one of the highest achieving high schools in the state. MHS ranks among the top performing schools in graduation rate and growth in student achievement, and it has a highly successful college and career readiness program that provides work training and college preparation opportunities, enabling students to earn college credits and work skills. 

Olsen credits MHS staff for the marked student improvement. The award, he said, is for the whole school.