My Experience at Westland High School
How an honor-roll student can lose heart and drop out
An overview of Shawn Olson's experience at Westland High School.
Observations on high school drop-outs and society.
Mabi Ponce de Leon, Artist and Teacher
Bexley High School art teacher Mabi Ponce de Leon report was Olson's last article for the Columbus Messenger Newspapers.
Jack Buckingham Retires after 31 Years in SWCS
Jack Buckingham was one of my teachers at Westland High School. This is a short feature on Buck.
Smart Kids in Distress
Advice for young artists and free thinkers struggling in high school.
Discipline in School
A strict look at the need for strong discipline in the classroom.
Promoting Interest in the Classroom
An essay about the role teachers play in making subjects interesting, valuable and relevant to students. Prompted by an Open-House visit to Westland High School.
Return to Norton Middle School
Short essay recounting a day I spent at Norton Middle School with Gary Sigrist.
A Yahoo Speaks Out
An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.