Kari Olsen

Director of Counseling & Well-Being
M.Ed., George Mason University, Education Leadership
M.Ed., George Mason University, Counseling and Development
B.A., Rutgers University, History

Kari Olsen joined St. Luke’s in July of 2020. As Director of Counseling Services, she works with both the Counseling and Educational Support Services (ESS) teams. Kari is passionate about supporting the academic, social and emotional needs of students. Before joining St. Luke’s, Kari served as a Program Manager at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, where she worked with high schools across the country as they developed social emotional learning (SEL) programming in their schools. Prior to her time at Yale, she worked as a middle and high school administrator, middle and high school counselor, and elementary school teacher in the Washington D.C. area. She enjoys singing, watching baseball and spending time with her family.
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.