Hello! My name is Holiday Harris. I have two Bachelor's degrees from Western Michigan University: Organizational Communication/Minor Psychology and Secondary English/Theater.
Texas Certified Special Education (EC-12)
Texas Certified ELAR (4-8)
Texas Certified ELAR (7-12)
Texas Certified Generalist (4-8)
I have been a full time teacher in Texas for eight years. I have taught students with a variety of learning styles; including students with visual impairment, Autism,Cerebral palsy, ESL students and students with specific learning disabilities.
I understand the importance of making learning engaging and effective. I specialize in working with students with learning differences, specifically in Reading and Writing. I have taught summer school reading and writing (STAAR testing 6-12 grade).
Good writers and readers must develop higher level thinking strategies. Asking questions allow students an active role in their learning that leads to a feeling of pride and ownership. I tailor my teaching to individual and group strength and interests.
My basic belief is that students learn best in a supportive and fun environment. Students thrive on positivity! Praise is my favorite classroom tool.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Western Michigan University - Bachelor of Education, Organizational Communication
gardening, reading, spending time with my family.
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Introduction to Poetry
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
STAAR EOC Prep