The New York Times has called him "Brilliant, Mesmerizing and Transcendent"... *
Forbes has him listed as "The Richest Man on Earth" (in a strictly non-material sense)...
Ernest Hemingway declared him "The only writer I've ever been jealous of..." **
He was #101 on People's list of "The 100 Most Beautful People"...
*Unofficially, and not in print (anywhere).
Eric M Olsen graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in English from Anna Maria College in Massachusetts - the year doesn't matter. He minored in philosophy. He is also a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a Masters in English with a Literature Emphasis from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Furthermore, Mr. Olsen has recently written a novel - but refuses to show it to anyone (yet). He is currently teaching STEM English 2 Honors and AP Literature and Composition at Central Cabarrus High School. Oh, he's also an adjunct professor at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.
He has studied Shakespeare in England (Stratford and London) and done workshops with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Actors from the London Stage, and The Globe Theatre Company. He has been inside the Houses of Parliament, sat in on a session in the House of Lords, and had a snack with a Baroness - because he knows people who know people.
In his spare time, Mr. Olsen enjoys (in no particular order) playing with his dog Otis, playing with his two children, laying about in various postures of relaxation, mountain biking, staring off into space or at the television, taoist nap-taking, pondering existential questions, boating, hiking, camping, swimming (if necessary), reading, fishing, writing, eating, cooking, frisbee throwing and retrieving, skydiving, chess, disc golf, film, and various other useful and useless pursuits.
He tried Yoga once.
He possesses an extremely sharp wit and a very dry, irreverent sense of humor.
He also likes writing at length about himself in the third person.
If you enjoyed his class he offers the following suggestions for further reading:
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Anything by Shakespeare
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
Teaching Schedule: Spring 2017
First Period: Honors English II
Second Period: Plan
Third Period: STEM English II
Fourth Period: AP Literature and Composition