The Olympia District would like to show appreciation for Olympia West Elementary Principal, Matt Nordstrom. Mr. Nordstrom came to the Olympia District in 2006 and served as our High School Agricultural Teacher , FFA Advisor, and Assistant Football Coach. Upon obtaining his Administrative certification, Matt secured an Assistant Principal position at Prairie Central, then at Dunlap High School. Principal Nordstrom returned to Olympia in 2013 and became the Principal of Olympia West Elementary School. Principal Nordstrom is a very talented and knowledgeable leader who is personable and easy to communicate ideas with. Mr. Nordstrom brings a positive attitude when dealing with staff and the entire student body.
Principal Nordstrom has received several accolades throughout his career, including being named Assistant Principal of the Year in 2013 through the Central Illinois Valley Principals Association. Principal Nordstrom is also well respected by his peers and was selected to serve as Secretary of his Principal’s Association.
Mr. Nordstrom is family oriented which makes him a perfect fit for our small town farming community, especially with his background in agriculture. He welcomes new ideas and brings many of his own to create any improvements needed at the school. Mr. Nordstrom strives to reinforce positive student behavior and considers parent involvement a top priority. Olympia West appreciates Principal Nordstrom!