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A longtime educator, Cory Olcott serves as an English teacher, dean of the sophomore class, and director of student activities for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Massachusetts. Along with teaching Literature of the Other and Junior English, he directs community outreach events, serves on the Tech In… Read More
A longtime educator, Cory Olcott serves as an English teacher, dean of the sophomore class, and director of student activities for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Massachusetts. Along with teaching Literature of the Other and Junior English, he directs community outreach events, serves on the Tech Innovation Committee, administers all student organizations, and leads the school’s National Honor Society chapter. Cory Olcott also currently coaches the Wellesley College women’s water polo team.

Prior to joining Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, Mr. Olcott completed a master of education through Harvard University’s School Leadership Program, as well as a principal internship at TechBoston Academy. Through this joint training, he gained experience in areas such as assessing teacher practice, implementing effective financial and technological strategies at academic institutions, and structuring regular classes to include and accommodate students with special needs or English as a second language.

Cory Olcott possesses a BA in English literature from Northwestern University and an MA in education and English from Stanford University. Early in his career, he taught English at Pinewood School and later served as chair of the English Department for Woodside Priory School. During his tenure as assistant coach for the Stanford University varsity women’s water polo team, Mr. Olcott helped guide a program that developed 14 All-American players and nine United States national team players.


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  • Chair, English Department
    Woodside Priory School — Portola Valley, CA, USA
  • Principal Intern
    TechBoston Academy — Dorchester, MA, USA
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