WHO WE ARE
Mr. Olson was born in Poulsbo, Washington, a small town across the Puget Sound from Seattle. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Western Washington University, before going to graduate school in Lexington, Kentucky where he earned a Master of Arts in Classics. After graduate school, Mr. Olson taught middle school Latin at Seven Hills Classical Academy south of Minneapolis for four years, and he taught high school Latin at American Preparatory Academy for two years before coming to Golden View Classical Academy. He currently lives in Golden with his wife Sarah. Outside of teaching, Mr. Olson spends his time reading topics in the Greco-Roman world, and pursuing his passion for skiing, climbing, and mountaineering. He loves to travel, and he spends at least every other summer in Europe or South America.
Latin & Humanities
Mr. Pang is a teacher and scholar, working toward his Ph.D. in classical studies from Boston University. He has published articles on and translations of Greek and Roman works of literature in different peer-reviewed journals. His dissertation seeks to consider the influence of two of antiquity’s finest poets, Homer and Hesiod, on Greek literary culture of the Roman imperial era. He is also co-editing a book on a never-before-seen manuscript by the Irish Romantic poet, Thomas Moore. Mr. Pang’s academic interests vary widely and continue to grow. As a teacher, Mr. Pang believes that the study of Greek and Latin language and literature is the linchpin of a classical education, without which a classical curriculum would be little more than a faint shadow of the real thing. Outside the academy, Mr. Pang enjoys composing music, hiking, swimming, gardening, and doing whatever else the great Colorado outdoors will allow him to do.