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Garces Memorial announces new Dean of Students

Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 18:29:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Garces Memorial announced on Thursday, March 21 that a new Dean of Students will be joining the school.

Kelly Olson spent more than 29 years in law enforcement with the California Highway Patrol before retiring. Prior to accepting the job as dean, Olson worked as a Patrol Officer, Motorcycle Patrol Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, Driving Under the Influence Task-force Officer and in many other law enforcement positions.

Olson says that he looks forward to this new position.

“I am very proud of my service to the State of California as a CHP Officer and Sergeant. I have been blessed to retire from my peace officer career, however, I am longing to continue to make a positive impact on the world around me. Because of my life and career experiences, I believe I can make an even greater impact with this new opportunity at Garces Memorial High School.”

Garces Memorial Principal, Myka Peck said Olson will an incredible asset to the school.

“His previous work experience in safety, discipline, and his commitment to faith will make him an incredible asset to the Garces Memorial family. We look forward to his leadership and enrichment he will bring to the 2019-2020 school year.”