staff-KimberleeOlsen
Ms. Kimberlee Olsen

 

Year Appointed: 2016
Brigham Young University, Biology/Spanish – B.S.
College of William and Mary – M.Ed.

 

I have been teaching both Biology and Spanish for 18 years in both public and private schools. I have always enjoyed place-based and experiential teaching and am excited to work in a program that emphasizes both. Our watershed is an amazing lab for our students.

My favorite part of teaching is sharing my own curiosity about nature I hope to instill this same curiosity in my students. I also value the relationships I’ve built with students over the years and I love to see them grow and make the world a better place.

I love to travel with my husband and son. I grew up in Oregon and we spend time out west each summer visiting family and exploring National Parks and other wild places. Here is an excerpt from Wendell Berry’s “The Peach of Wild Things” that communicates some of what I feel about nature:

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound…
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
—“The Peace of Wild Things”

staff-KimberleeOlsen
Ms. Kimberlee Olsen

 

Year Appointed: 2016
Brigham Young University, Biology/Spanish – B.S.
College of William and Mary – M.Ed.

 

I have been teaching both Biology and Spanish for 18 years in both public and private schools. I have always enjoyed place-based and experiential teaching and am excited to work in a program that emphasizes both. Our watershed is an amazing lab for our students.

My favorite part of teaching is sharing my own curiosity about nature I hope to instill this same curiosity in my students. I also value the relationships I’ve built with students over the years and I love to see them grow and make the world a better place.

I love to travel with my husband and son. I grew up in Oregon and we spend time out west each summer visiting family and exploring National Parks and other wild places. Here is an excerpt from Wendell Berry’s “The Peach of Wild Things” that communicates some of what I feel about nature:

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound…
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
—“The Peace of Wild Things”

SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Administration

Terri L. Perkins, Director
P. O. Box 1410
202 South Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-0267
Fax: 804-443-4039
Bowling Green Site

16221 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone: 804-633-3406
Fax: 804-633-5579
RCC Glenns Site

12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
Phone: 804-758-6788
Fax: 804-758-5434
RCC Warsaw Site

52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-1306
Fax: 804-333-1306
The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education, participating School Divisions and Rappahannock Community College, and a member of NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology).
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