Cory Olcott

Cory Olcott graduated from Northwestern University, where he majored in English literature, receiving his Bachelor of Arts. He attended graduate school at Stanford University, earning his Master’s degree in Education and English Studies. Remaining in San Francisco’s Bay Area, Cory Olcott pursued a career in education as a teacher and an administrator, while also coaching women’s water polo programs.

In 1992, Cory Olcott founded the Women’s Water Polo program at Menlo School, a historic and independent college preparatory school. The athletic program was an immediate success, producing five national-team and 11 Division I players during his time as the Head Coach from 1992 to 1995. During this same period, Mr. Olcott accepted a position teaching literature and writing at Pinewood School, a private college preparatory school with three campuses in Los Altos, serving students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is known for small class sizes and advanced intellectual development.

Cory Olcott spent three successful years in the executive ranks of the software and technology sector before returning to the field of education as an English teacher and Chair of the English Department at Woodside Priory School, a coeducational college preparatory school for grades 6-12. He also continued pursuing his love of athletics, coaching two highly successful women’s water polo programs, at Palo Alto High School and the Stanford Water Polo Club. In 2008, Coach Olcott guided the 16-and-under division team to the Bronze Medal in the Junior Olympics.

In 2011, Cory Olcott and his family moved to New England, where he enrolled in Harvard University’s prestigious School Leadership Program. He is due to receive his Master of Education in May 2012. Mr. Olcott is currently a Principal Intern at TechBoston Academy, a pilot school in the Boston area offering college preparatory classes for students in grades 6-12.

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