Mrs. Hannah Olson-Wallace began teaching the 2017-2018 school year, having just graduated in May of 2017 from Ball State University. While working toward her degree in Vocal and General Music Education, Mrs. Olson-Wallace had the many opportunities, including Student Teaching, and doing field work at Anderson High School with Mrs. Wood. It was then that she realized she would like to continue working with the wonderful staff and students of this choral program.
In Muncie, Mrs. Olson-Wallace is also the Church Administrator for High Street United Methodist Church. In her time at High Street, she has also acted as the Choral Scholar, Nursery Attendant, and Music Director of the Youth Choir. She has since consolidated her positions to just Administrator.
Mrs. Olson-Wallace is originally from the small town of Peru, Indiana. She now lives in Muncie with her two great friends and four BEAUTIFUL cat babes, Franz Schubert, Norma Jean, Wicket the Ewok, and Darla. In her *very little* free time, she loves to be with her family and cats, travel, cook, and sing show tunes.
Now that she is back at AHS permanently, Mrs. Olson-Wallace is excited to watch each of the choirs grow as ensembles while guiding and mentoring the students through music. She is not just a choir teacher, but an educator who fosters creativity while allowing self-expression, boosts self-confidence while teaching self-discipline, exalts the human spirit while heightening school spirit, and she develops abstract thinking, problem solving, and higher-order thinking skills while enhancing the quality of life. She does this all through music and the love of her students.