Ted Olivos

Associate director, collaboration and learning

Ted Olivos has spent his career dreaming up ways to help people grow and flourish. He chose public education because he wants to empower others.

Ted Olivos when he was a student

At The Broad Center, Ted facilitates networking, collaborating and learning among the alumni of the Center. Ted’s passion is informed by his years as a special education and humanities teacher in the Los Angeles area.

Ted earned an associate degree from Fullerton College, a bachelor’s in history and a master’s in education from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

In his spare time, Ted plays in a 1950’s style rockabilly band and spends time with his wife and four children. He says his super power is “getting things done.”

More about Ted

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

My high school history teacher, Mr. Reynolds, was my favorite. He turned history into a story – it was almost as if we were watching a movie or living in the time and place that he described. He ignited a passion for history that I carry with me to this day.

What was your first paying job?

I unloaded merchandise trucks at 4:30 a.m. for Macy’s as my first paying job.

What others say about Ted:

“Ted is able to learn the ropes while still swinging from the trees!”

“He is quickly driving high-quality work forward for the collaboration and learning team.”

Articles by Ted

Leadership – Preparing for The Future, The Broad Center Blog, July 27, 2018

Our System Leader Convenings are designed specifically for our alumni who are superintendents and CEOs. This opportunity allows those leading our school systems to discuss and reflect on topics unique to their position. Check out the video created by Ted Olivos as participants reflect on their experiences at this most recent SLC. Read more.