Menlo School Faculty & Staff

Shayne Olson

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Departments and Positions

Upper and Middle School: Director of Strategic Communications


Willamette University, Bachelor of Science, 1998, Rhetoric and Communications Studies and Business Economics


For more than sixteen years, I have dedicated my professional life to managing strategic marketing and communications outreach at esteemed arts- and education-focused nonprofit organizations.

Before joining Menlo School’s communications team in July 2015, I served as the Marketing Director of Music@Menlo for seven years. I also worked at Stanford University’s Lively Arts program (now known as Stanford Live) where my tenure included two years as the Director of Marketing and Communications. My extensive work with educational organizations also includes two years in alumni relations and development at the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, and more recently, four years as vice president on the board of directors for the Children’s Center of the Stanford Community.

Outside of work, I spend as much time as possible with my husband, daughter, and son. We enjoy craft and tinkering projects, backyard campouts, basketball and volleyball games, beach getaways, outings to the children’s theater, and road trips to see family in Oregon and Idaho.