Kristin Olson, Director
Kristin Olson joined the Advent family in 2013 as the Children's Ministry Director. In 2016, she accepted the position of Director of Advent Day School. Prior to joining Advent, Kristin taught preschool and third grade. She holds a BA from the University of Iowa and a Professional Teaching Certificate (Primary Education Ages 3 - Grade 3) in addition to the Florida Director's Credential.
Kristin and her husband, Mark, moved to Tallahassee via Chicago in 2007. They have three boys (Jack- 9, Noah- 6 and Liam-2) who keep them busy. The Olsons are members of Advent Church where they serve in children's ministry and Jack is an acolyte. Kristin also serves on the Board of Directors of the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend.
"Advent has a wonderful reputation and legacy and I consider myself extremely lucky to continue my career here. I am thankful for all of the families that share their children with us at Advent and look forward to watching them learn and grow in the years to come! It is true what they say... there is no place like Advent!"
Tami Jewell, Office Manager
We are excited to welcome Tami Jewell back as our Office Manager! Prior to becoming our office manager, Tami taught for 16 years here! She has taught in both the 2's and 3's. Tami has had many adventures; she even worked in Washington, DC for the Department of Justice once upon a time!
Tami and her husband, Jay, have four adult children: Austin (Danielle), Jessica (Phillip), Courtney, and Kaitlyn. They have even been promoted to GRANDparents now and have three grandchildren, Peter, Madison and Harry,
What Ms. Tami loves about Advent: "For me, Advent Day School is more than my workplace. It is my second family. The love and support I have gotten over the past 17 years, and especially this last year, from my coworkers and the families here is overwhelming. This love and kindness is reflected in the care that is given to students every day. I am so thankful to be returning after a year off. There is no place I would rather be!'