Holland Hall News - Archive for the ‘Spotlight Features’ Category

New Head of School J.P. Culley

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Please share with us your journey from being a first-year teacher and coach to becoming the associate head of school and AP chemistry teacher at St. George’s.That journey really began when I was 16-years-old. I started teaching classes at my high school to students who had failed the math portion of the state required standardized [...]

Teachers Who Inspire: John Bennett ’70

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

John Bennett ’70Math/Science TeacherHolland Hall
What led you to become a teacher?Growing up, I had lots of experience in the business and construction fields. I didn’t go off to college to become a teacher, but I took a class in child psychology one semester and couldn’t get teaching out of my mind after that. So I [...]

SPOTLIGHT: Shannon McFadden

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Shannon McFadden Holland Hall First Grade Primary School Teacher
Q: How long have you been teaching at Holland Hall?I started teaching at Holland Hall in 1999. It has been an amazing 13 years in first grade! This is my 20th year as a teacher. My first experience teaching was at Alcott Elementary in north Tulsa, so [...]

Teachers Who Inspire: Jennifer White ’89

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Jennifer White ’89Spanish TeacherPembroke Hill
What led you to become a teacher?As a young child, my favorite thing to do was to assemble my friends (or stuffed animals if necessary) in an imaginary classroom setting. I, of course, was the teacher. Naturally “bossy,” my mother preferred to describe me as an “idea person” — someone who [...]

Teachers Who Inspire: Byron Wolfe ’85

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Byron Wolfe ’85ProfessorUniversity of California, Chicago
What led you to become a teacher?My path to teaching wasn’t direct, and I never really set out for a career in education. Even while at Holland Hall, I had a broad range of interests. Choosing a major in college was so difficult for me that I sought out a [...]

Teachers Who Inspire: Jennifer Chiu ’96

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Jennifer Chiu ’96ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
What led you to become a teacher?My mother, my family and my experience at Holland Hall all led to me becoming a teacher. I remember sitting in a coffee shop in college wondering what I should do with my life and realizing that I can have the most impact on society [...]

Holland Hall Alumni Proudly Serving in the Military

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

1stLt Michael D. Wright ’04Company A Executive Officer1st Light Armored Reconnaissance BattalionUpon graduating from the University of Illinois in May of 2008, Michael Wright was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and completed the Basic Officer Course and the Infantry Officer’s Course in Quantico, Virgina. 2nd Lieutenant Wright was assigned [...]

Q&A: Sarah Catalano ’04

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Q: What led you to a career in the Navy? What is your specialty?A: I distinctly remember sitting in the sophomore corner of the Holland Hall commons on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, with a clear sense that the world around me had changed. Attending the United States Naval Academy and joining the Navy was my [...]

SPOTLIGHT: Brent Casey

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

MR. BRENT CASEY, HOLLAND HALL COLLEGE COUNSELOR AND JUNiOR DEAN by Nahrie Chung ’12, Holland Hall Student
The mojo in his office is mind-blowing. There are bamboo plants, wooden clogs piled on a bookshelf, a shiny, abstract piece of tubular metal, quotes by famous figures, and a colorful mobile hanging in the corner. Smooth, feel-good jazz [...]

School Traditions: Then and Now

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

School Traditions: Then and Now
Founded in 1922, Holland Hall School has many traditions, which have endured through the years and are still woven into the fabric of each school year. While there are many historically memorable ones such as May Fete and Play Day, featured are just a few that are still practiced today.
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