Mrs. Vicki Holloway

Phone: 479-787-4100, Extension 5

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education, Grade P-4, John Brown University

Mrs. Vicki Holloway

Hello and welcome to my webpage!  My name is Vicki Holloway and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year in 2nd grade! 

 This is my 7th year of teaching and I have been at Glenn Duffy Elementary in 2nd grade for all of that time.  I started my college education at Northwest Arkansas Community College while working full-time as a financial service representative.  I spent two years completing my basic courses, and then transferred to John Brown University where I graduated in May 2011.  I hold a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education.  

 I have been married for 17 years and am blessed to be Mom to three boys, ages 6, 4 and 1.  We love to play outside, read, play games,  and do all sorts of other fun things together as a family.  I'm a life-long member of the Gravette community and love our little town and its people.  Some of my favorite things are crushed ice, the color pink, reading, baking, adventures with my family, and coffee.

 I believe that every child has potential to learn and that learning occurs in different ways, through a variety of learning opportunities and through the people around us.  I am a firm believer in a positive attitude, taking responsibility for actions and assigned jobs, the value of hard work, honesty, integrity, and communication.  Our classroom is a family where mistakes are valued, everyone is respected as an individual and team member, and we build each other up.  We are life-long learners and we will have fun as we learn and grow together!  A few things to look forward to this year are reading some excellent stories, hands-on science investigations, math exploration, and opportunities to build technology skills to accompany our learning in many areas.

This year I have adopted an Ohana theme for my classroom.  Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family and that is what I want for my classroom--a family of learners.  I love Lilo Pelekai's words from the Disney movie Lilo & Stitch, "Ohana means family.  Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." 

Welcome to my Ohana...It is going to be an exciting year and I'm thrilled to experience it with you!