About ME, Holly Bodmer

I feel most inspired by educator, Ron Clark

Teaching Experience:  Taught 2 years with Hays CISD at Kyle Elementary teaching 4th grade.  Taught the past 11 years with McKinney ISD at Minshew Elementary 3rd grade for 4 years and most recently McGowen Elementary for the past 7 years.  This will be my 14th year in education and first year as a Middle School Math Teacher at Dowell Middle School.

Education Qualifications: I graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and currently hold a Master's Degree in Education, Specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.

Family Life:  I grew up in Buda, just south of Austin, TX.  I played golf, was on drill team, and graduated high school in 1994. I attended Texas Tech University, Austin Community College and graduated from Texas State University in 2002. It was there in 2001 that I met my (now) husband, Matthew. We moved to Dallas in 2004. We married in 2006 and have two handsome sons, Justis, who is 9, an amazing soccer player and will be in 3rd grade, and Jamison, who is 5, has an animated personality and plays baseball. All three of my boys are the absolute joys of my life and we love to live life by putting family first.

My Beliefs: I am a teacher who is avid about what I do. Math is my passion, period. I love to help others, who don't enjoy math, understand that it can be fun and enjoyable yet challenging at times. I am fun, energetic and at times, sarcastic. I like to have fun, but at the same time I am disciplined and have high expectations for all of my students, who will see both sides of me! I am an excellent listener and want my students to feel comfortable in my class. I will do anything I can to make the transition to 6th grade easy as possible! My mission is to foster lifelong, independent learners.

These are a few of my favorite things:

Birthday - August 24 - (always the first week of school)

Favorite Color:  Pink & Black

Favorite Hobby: Painting and Crafts, Technology

Favorite Teacher Stores: Teachers Pay Teachers, Target and Hobby Lobby

Favorite Treat: Gum, Maple Nut Goodies, Almonds

Favorite Scent:  Bath & Body Works, typically sweet, fresh & fruity

Favorite Food: ANY and all Mexican food

Favorite Drink: Unsweet Tea, Spicy Hot V8, White mocha no whip - hot or frappacino

Favorite Restaurants: Chuy's, Mellow Mushroom, Pei Wei, BWW, Fuzzy's, Blue Goose

Things I collect: Black Picture Frames

Things I would like for my classroom: Fun decorated pencils

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