Koren Olinger teaches Upper School history and a career preparation elective at the Academy. Koren received her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Science from Samford University. Prior to joining the Academy, Mrs. Olinger taught at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School and Brindlee Mountain Middle School where she was an outstanding teacher and received the Alabama State Daughters of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year and the Kate Duncan Smith DAR High School Teacher of the Year awards. Mrs. Olinger and her husband, Adam, have two children at the Academy: Mary Grace and Hallie. They are active members of Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ.