JOHNSON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – After graduating from ETSU, Ashley Holt began her teaching career at Johnson County High School. Now, she’s in her second year teaching freshman and seniors.
Holt teaches freshman History and senior AP Political Science. Her upbeat, “hands-on” style of teaching is on display the minute you walk in the classroom.
It’s the same way her mentor, Mrs. Lipscomb at her high school in Virginia got her hooked on the subject. She admits her freshmen enjoy it a little more than her seniors. Either way, she loves what she’s doing and it shows every day in class.
“I try to bring it to life. I bring in music and I’ll stand on the desk and we do relay races for timelines. We will watch videos from 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s. When I teach the Holocaust they wear yellow stars. I try to bring it to life. My seniors have moved on from that they just teach it to me. My freshman get really involved in my lessons,” said Holt.
Congratulations to Ashley Holt, this week’s Educator of the Week.