Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Carolyn Holmes
Communication Arts I teacher
Years of Teaching Experience
20 years in the Hickman Mills CSD-1
Areas of Expertise
2016 Masters of Education: Gifted, Talented, Creative, Arkansas State University
2000 Bachelors of Science: Secondary Education, UMKC
1997 Bachelors of Arts: English (World Literature and Creative Writing), Truman State University
Why I Chose Education
After I obtained my first degree, I went into management at QuikTrip. I realized very quickly that this was a career that didn't suit me. However, I also had to manage teenaged clerks and I found myself meeting them to tutor them in their various classes and help them graduate. Those meetings (paid for in french fries and coffee) were enjoyable, exciting, and when they would return to work, thrilled at their grades or test results, that was something I could take pride in. I realized here was something I was good at as well as something I enjoyed.
I'm a writer and a gamer. My husband and I designed and published our own RPG, and I have several books written.