Meet Ms. Holden

  • Hello there! 

    I'm Ms. Holden and I am absolutely elated to be at KTA for another year!  When I began taking courses in the Early Childhood field, it was to fulfill my yearly teacher training hours which were required by my employer while I was seeking my degree in nursing.  During my first two classes, I strongly suspected that this field is where I belong.  After changing my major, I completed my AAS and certificate in Early Learning and Development and then received my BSED in Early Childhood Education.  In addition, I have a passion for both STEAM and Special Education, so I try to take trainings on these specific topics as frequently as possible. :) 

    My teaching philosophy is derived explicitly through respect and empathy.  In my classroom, we work on building life skills and approaching problems as a team every day.  I strive to connect with each and every one of my students, and strongly emphasize the crucial communications between parents/guardians and myself.  

    Some fun facts about me ...
    • I was born in Brattleboro, Vermont. If you have never been to the east coast, I strongly recommend you add it to your bucket list. It is a wonderful and beautiful place!
    • I have lived in Arizona for just over a decade. It’s vastly different from VT but I have a loving family and strong support system here that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
    • Working with children is my passion.
    • I am also a Certified Kids and Family Yoga Instructor. Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation are practices that I kind of stumbled upon at a very crucial point in my life, and find each of them to be incredibly useful in the Education Field.
    • Not only am I a teacher and yoga instructor, but I am most importantly a mother and step-mother to a total of six school-aged children (and our dog, Chewie!).  The oldest (and only girl) is in Junior High, and the youngest is in pre-school!  Our house is super busy!

    As a family, we enjoy exploring, playing games, hiking, birdwatching, and learning about science and nature!


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