Think 360 Arts for Learning Announces Jennifer Olson as Executive Director
Olson, previously with the Pasadena Unified School District, will begin her new role on June 11
DENVER (May 3, 2018) – Beginning on June 11, Jennifer Olson, previously the arts education coordinator at Pasadena Unified School District, will take over as the executive director of Think 360 Arts for Learning (Think 360 Arts).
Think 360 Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 55-year history of serving K-12 schools and encouraging other arts education programs in community venues through teacher training, direct services to students and public awareness programs. The organization serves as a liaison between schools and teaching artists and is a clearinghouse of best practices and research in arts integration.
Pasadena Unified School District described Olson as “a leading force in expanding access to arts education for all students and forging relationships between Pasadena Unified schools and local arts and cultural organizations.”
“We are excited to welcome Jennifer Olson as our new executive director at Think 360 Arts. Her exceptional ability to bring together diverse stakeholders to accomplish her goals will be invaluable,” said Meg Gibson, Think 360 Arts board chair. “We look forward to having Ms. Olson advance our vision of substantially expanding services – beyond the K-12 classrooms in the Denver metro area to communities outside of classrooms and throughout the state of Colorado.”
“The arts are an essential part of our humanity; creative experiences can open doors to learning and connect people, as well as stimulate economic growth,” said Olson. “I’m honored to lead this passionate team as we endeavor to expand access to the arts to benefit communities throughout Colorado.”
About Think 360 Arts for Learning
Think 360 Arts is dedicated to arts access in K-12 schools across Colorado. Think 360 Arts is a leading provider of arts education programs, serving K-12 schools and community members in Colorado by providing teaching artist workshops and residencies, direct arts services in the classroom, teacher training in arts integration, professional development, and other community programs. Think 360 Arts is an independent affiliate of Young Audiences. For more information, please visit www.think360arts.org.
Contact: Stephanie Blake, Blake Communications