Rita Olson headshot Dr. Rita M. Olson

Rita M. Olson has been the Superintendent for the School District of South Milwaukee since 2010. She began her career with the South Milwaukee School District in 1979. Over the years, she has served as a German and French teacher, Title 1 reading and interim kindergarten teacher, foreign language coordinator, District K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Elementary Principal, and Director of Instruction. Dr. Olson received both a B.S. in German and French and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction/Reading from UW-Milwaukee. Additionally, she earned an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Marian University and a Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.