Hello! I have been teaching at Swartz Creek Middle School my entire career (I'm starting my 19th year). If you thought you knew me as Mrs. Haldy, you're right! I am now divorced and going by Ms. Olson. Throughout the years, I've taught 8th grade Science, 6th grade Science, 7th grade ELA, 8th grade ELA, and 6th grade ELA. I really enjoy working with middle schoolers...so much so, I've either helped out or, in recent years, have actually ran our SCMS Survivor Camp for our incoming 6th graders.
Outside of school, (it's hard to believe, but, yes, I actually do have a life after school hours) I live in Davison with my daughter, Madison, who is 12 and in 7th grade, and my son, Thomas, who is 10 and in 5th grade. Both of my children are members of the OLY Falcons competitive swim team (the team branched away from the Flint Y Falcons).
I stay pretty busy between school, my kids and all of their activities, and running things at home. I enjoy reading and, thankfully, I have a lot of time at swim practices to catch up on great books!
I am a Kearsley High School grad (Class of 1996...I'm old, I know). I LOVE sports! When I was in high school, I played basketball, volleyball, softball (for one year), track, and I played on a travel volleyball team (Genesee Area Volleyball Club--we finished in the top 20 nationally my junior and senior year of high school). I was very fortunate to be recruited by the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, and Wayne State University to play volleyball. I decided to accept a full scholarship to Central Michigan University, where I played for the Chippewas for two seasons. I made the difficult decision to transfer to Wayne State University in Detroit in the middle of my sophomore year to finish my NCAA eligibility by playing for former Creeker and Mott Women's Volleyball Coach, Tim Bearden.
I believe being involved in activities outside of school helps create well-rounded people, so I enjoy hearing from current and former students about things they are interested in. I LOVE my Detroit Tigers, even when they are on the downside of the roller coaster ride they like to go on throughout the season and, while I root for the Spartans most of the time, I'm a huge Michigan fan--GO BLUE!
I look forward to working with this year's current SCMS students and I hope to create a fun learning environment with high academic expectations!