About Cory Olcott

Currently a Master's degree student at Harvard University's School of Leadership program, Cory Olcott has demonstrated leadership in education throughout his career. Mr. Olcott began teaching in 1993 at Pinewood School in Los Altos, California, where in addition to designing and delivering curricula for high school writing and literature classes, he evaluated and implemented a new intranet that automated grading systems school-wide. He left Pinewood School to join the faculty at Portola Valley's Woodside Priory School as a long-term substitute; his success in that role led to his promotion to full-time faculty. After less than two years, Mr. Olcott became to Chair of the English Department, where, in addition to teaching, he redesigned and expanded the department curriculum to offer additional and varied courses to students. Prior to entering the teaching profession, Cory Olcott had built a successful business career in client management and marketing, in addition to a nearly 20-year tenure as a women's water polo coach. Mr. Olcott has held coaching positions at Palo Alto High School, Stanford University, and the Stanford Water Polo Club, as well as at Atherton, California's Menlo School. He has guided teams to national, junior national, and league championships, and placed several high school players in Division I college teams. Currently, as part of his Master of Education degree, Cory Olcott holds a principal internship at Dorchester, Massachusetts' TechBoston Academy. In this role, he has designed a school-wide budget, implemented an individualized scheduling plan, and conducted research into technology updates for the school. In addition, he regularly observes and advises teachers in classroom best practices directed at exceeding standards. Cory Olcott lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, and has two children. Still an avid athlete, he enjoys swimming, skiing, and running, in addition to exploring New England with his family.

Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

Principal Intern

TechBoston Academy