Mrs. Joni Olson is the Superintendent for District 318. Mrs. Olson comes to ISD 318 from St. Cloud Area Schools where she held the position of the Executive Director of Student Achievement and Strategic Alignment. She began her educational career serving in multi-district and school special education programs. She has been an administrator for St. Cloud Area Schools for 19 years, first as an assistant principal, then as a principal and most recently as an executive director.

"I’m thrilled to be joining the team in ISD 318 and have been so impressed with the warm welcome from the district, staff and community,” said Olson. "I am very excited about the excellent opportunities provided to students in ISD 318. Students have a wide range of academic and activity options from which to select. There is something to meet the interests of all students in the district."

Mrs. Olson grew up in Silver Bay, Minnesota and moved to St. Cloud to attend St. Cloud State University where she studied social work and sociology. Her master's degree and certification in educational administration were also from St. Cloud State University. Mrs. Olson received her superintendent's licensure from St. Mary's University.

For the past 37 years, she has been living in central Minnesota, but has owned property in the Grand Rapids area for 15 years.

To contact Joni Olson call 218-327-5704 or email .