“Someday, you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C.S. Lewis, dedication to The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lyndsey Oliver learned to read by the age of three, and hasn’t stopped since. She graduated from South Forsyth High School (Cumming, GA) after spending her elementary and middle school years in Smiths Station (AL) schools. She studied English literature at Huntingdon College in Montgomery (AL), graduating summa cum laude in 2008. At Huntingdon, she rediscovered her love for writing and developed research interests in 19th century British novels and children’s literature, culminating in her capstone exploration of The Chronicles of Narnia. After Huntingdon, Ms. Oliver worked in college admissions and financial aid before completing a Master’s degree at Columbus State University in 2011. She began teaching at Columbus High School in September 2011, and has taught 9th Grade Literature, British Literature, Speech/Forensics, World Literature, and Humanities since that time. In 2013-2014, she began coaching speech and debate. Since that time, the speech and debate program has become one of the strongest in Georgia, earning eleven state titles and qualifying to Nationals every year since 2014-2015 (the first year that the program attended the national qualifying tournament). Ms. Oliver was named the Debate Coach of the Year by the Georgia Forensics Coaches Association in 2017.