Cory Olcott

Dean, English Instructor, and Water Polo Coach in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Cory Olcott, who serves as Principal Intern at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts, earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in English and Education from Stanford University. After graduation, Mr. Olcott accepted a position as an English Teacher at Pinewood School in Los Altos Hills, California, and remained at the school for three years. In addition to teaching at Pinewood, Cory Olcott served as the Class Advisor for the class of 1996, wrote the English Department’s accreditation report, and implemented a new online grade-management system. After leaving Pinewood, Cory Olcott spent several years in business before he returned to education as an English Teacher at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, California.

Two years later, he became Chair of the English department. At Woodside, Mr. Olcott oversaw a team of 10 teachers and led a number of faculty committees. He completed a seven-year plan for his department and reorganized the Middle School curriculum to follow a more interdisciplinary model. He also managed relationships with textbook vendors in order to save the school money while improving the quality of instruction.

In 2011, Cory Olcott expanded on his professional educational experience by enrolling in the School Leadership Program at Harvard University, where he has studied financial strategies, leadership methods, instructional design, and inclusive classrooms for students with special needs. He expects to receive a Master of Education in May of 2012 and qualify for Principal licensure in June of 2012. His internship at TechBoston has also allowed him to gain additional experience evaluating teachers, building budgets, implementing a new scheduling system, and developing technology solutions for the school.

Cory Olcott has also maintained a career as a Water Polo Coach. His Junior Olympics water polo team won a bronze medal in 2008. Cory Olcott founded the women’s water polo program at the Menlo School in Atherton, California, and served as Assistant Coach for the Stanford University varsity women’s water polo team. He has also coached teams from the Stanford Water Polo Club and Palo Alto High School.