Meet Mr. Mattner
Mr. Mattner biking

Greetings scholars! 

My name is Sean Mattner and I'm thrilled to be the AVID coordinator and teacher here at Olson Middle School!  I am currently in my 7th year of teaching-including 4 years in the Minneapolis School District.  Before teaching at Olson, I taught high school English at South High School.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Radio/Television/Film at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and had a wide array of incredible opportunities before teaching, including being an Master of Ceremonies for the XBOX National Tour (where I met Bill Gates!) and a street actor at Universal Studios Japan.  You never know where

Mr.  Mattner bike race
the road of life will take you.  Just be open to the possibilities of the universe!

There are many reasons why I believe AVID can make a positive difference in a student’s life; the number one reason, though, is that it's about igniting the spark a within students to be better, both in and out of school.  It's about meeting the students where they are at, finding out what goals they have after high school, and developing a plan that makes that dream become a reality.  I look forward in creating a strong relationship with all of my students and helping them find their own fire to fuel their passions.