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Tyrone Olverson- Bio

Tyrone Olverson is currently the Curriculum Director and former high school principal of a school system in Pataskala, Ohio.  Under his leadership from 2009-12, the high school improved constantly, receiving the state’s highest rating of “Excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education.  The excellent rating was earned for meeting all 12 state high school indicators, and improving the schools Performance Index to 104 from 95.

Before taking on the high school position in 2009, he was a Junior High School Principal in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.  In this capacity, during the 2006-2007, his school received the Battelle for Kids SOAR Award for raising student achievement among seventh and eighth grade students within the top 3.5 percent of the state.

Before taking on the Junior High School, he was a Principal of an elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The elementary school was selected to participate in the National Staff Development Council’s “12 under 12” initiative. Olverson believed that 12 years was too long to wait to improve student achievement for the urban school’s 400 underprivileged students, which were 99 percent African-American and 100 percent free breakfast and lunch participants.  The elementary school was one of four elementary schools across the nation to take on this No Child Left Behind challenge. Through the creation and implementation of research-based reform (ECRM), student achievement and growth increased each year based on school and state assessment data.

Olverson’s diverse experience as an educator for the past 20 plus years includes serving as a middle school teacher, administrator at the elementary, middle and high school and district level in urban, urban-suburban, suburban and rural districts.



  1. This gentlemen is very impressive. I would encourage others to seek his assistance in transforming schools to meet the academic needs of all children.


    Comment by Carlton D. Jenkns,Ph.D. — January 2, 2010 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  2. Awesome bio!!! This guy is very dynamic!

    Comment by Alicia Hinson — January 30, 2010 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  3. It has been and honor to get to know Tyrone. He continues to set the standard for all African American Administrators! Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Craig Jones — January 30, 2010 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  4. Tyrone is impressive. He has assisted my building’s school reform initiative using the PLC process. I see gains in my building’s on time graduation rate. My staff has embraced the “SOS” strategy; Save One Student to ensure our seniors graduate possessing content and career-technical skills that move them into college and/or a career.

    Shirley Moore

    Comment by Shirley A. Moore — January 30, 2010 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  5. I have know Tyrone for years and he is truly a noble and committed individual in education. He’s sharp and saavy. He knows his stuff and I am glad to be connected with him.

    Comment by Ray — January 30, 2010 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  6. I had the opportunity to meet Tyrone several years ago while working on a small school transforamtion grant. Tyrone was the assist principal at Princeton High School. He allowed a team of us from Columbus City Schools to visit the school and offered valuable information and resources to assist us in our small school intitiative. When he became Principal in Reynoldsburg, OH, we hired him as a consultant for our School Leadership Team professional development. He is very insightful and knowledgable with school base data and designing a pathway to academic success for you school.

    Comment by Talisa — January 30, 2010 @ 12:58 pm | Reply

  7. Tyrone, you are awesome! When are you going to lead a BWAP session? The knowledge you have to share with the group is unparalleled. Thanks for being their and a valuable resource.

    Comment by Ronetta Wards — April 28, 2010 @ 11:14 am | Reply

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