Dr. Oliverson has been a successful school administrator on every level K-12. His training includes a B.A. and M.A. in Special Education and Emotional Disorders (Utah State University), and an MPA (Master of Public Administration) and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Utah. He has been a district Principal-of-the-Year, and recognized as Innovator-of-the-Year for the state of Utah.
Dr. Stephen Oliverson is principal of Provost Elementary in Provo, Utah. In 2014, Provost was named a National Title I Distinguished School, one of only 59 schools nationwide to receive this honor. He understood how to change attitudes at his school by using motivating posters and success thoughts throughout the hallways and classrooms.
Additionally, the instructional day was rearranged so that every student at Provost received musical enrichment. This led to increased proficiency in math, science, and reading, along with a host of other benefits. Exposing children deeply in the arts has academic payoffs in literacy and math.
Every student at Provost Elementary knows how to play the piano, violin, flute and guitar. The whole fourth grade takes violin lessons four days a week, all year long.