Holly Durham

Holly has worked in various roles in public education, serving students, teachers, and administrators. She began her career in 1992, teaching middle school English in a small town outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She moved to Houston, Texas in 1997 to teach high school English. Throughout her career, she has assumed numerous roles, some while she was also teaching and others after leaving the classroom: Advanced Placement Curriculum Coordinator, Instructional Coach, English and Social Studies Director, Professional Learning Coordinator as well as her current role as a Director of Accountability and District Improvement Planning in Fort Bend ISD. With this variety of roles, Holly has training and experiences in literacy as well as in leadership, federal and state policy, accountability, and coaching for both teachers and administrators.

Holly has presented literacy, technology, and coaching training since 2010 at numerous local and regional venues, as well as larger conferences such as SXSWEdu. Only recently has Holly begun to write. She is a co-author of Patterns of Power, Grades 9–12 and is excited to shift into writing and supporting teachers beyond the district where she works.

Holly lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two children. She is a lover of dogs and graphic novels. In her free time, she experiments in the kitchen and on the grill, writes, and exercises.

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