As a STEM educator, Holly creates experiences to support students on their journeys to developing their identities as scientists and engineers. She believes we can all learn to think, act, and communicate like scientists and engineers by taking an apprenticeship approach to learning. Holly focuses on integrating different modalities into her teaching that support diverse learners to communicate their thinking. She also enjoys developing professional learning experiences for new and in-service educators that focus on creating a classroom culture where students and teachers are collaborators in co-constructing knowledge.
Holly has served students in various roles during the past 15 years including as a science specialist, teacher leader, content creator, teacher-researcher, and district-level Science Director. Holly holds a B.S. in Biology from Emmanuel College, MA, and an M.Ed from the University of Massachusetts Boston, MA. She has a passion for teaching science writing to multilingual learners using Systemic Functional Linguistics. Additionally, she enjoys using incorporating the outdoors into her teaching,
Holly currently lives on the Southshore of Massachusetts. Outside of work she enjoys traveling to national parks, hiking, and collecting field guides.