Thursday, April 18, 2013

Killeen Women of Distinction Spotlight - Kris Kaiser Olson

Kris Kaiser Olson
Kris Kaiser Olson
Kris Kaiser Olson was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Waco, Texas. She graduated from Waco Public Schools before going on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus on Speech Pathology and Audiology from Baylor University. She married her husband after graduating from college and has two daughters and one granddaughter.

After graduating from college, Kris worked at the Texas State Capitol for the House of Representatives where she found her calling: advocating for others. Her love of this began in her first job and transferred to her school PTA when her daughters began going through public school. She realized that parents needed to have more of a say in their school improvement and she set out to start a chapter of Parents for Public Schools in Waco. She even spent a few years as the Director of Communications for the national chapter and she became the director for the local chapter later on. Once her daughter’s graduated, she knew that it was time to pass on the position to someone else. Kris truly believes that children do better in school when they have good home lives and have access to correct, age appropriate information.

Kris has been a member on over 50 boards for advocacy throughout her lifetime. She has been blessed with a wonderful family and she has made it her goal in life to offer that kind of support to others. Kris helps others find their voice and to speak up for themselves, or if they are unable to, to be the voice for them. Kris has devoted her life to serving others and to making sure that every child has the opportunity to succeed in life.

For more information on this year's Women of Distinction events, visit our website. 

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