All about Mrs. Hollingsworth

As a veteran teacher, I have had the privilege to learn from so many students and colleagues throughout my career. I look forward to each new school year because I know it will be completely different from any of my previous years. Each stakeholder brings a fresh personality and identity to the classroom culture, and I love learning from every single one. As the BASA Innovative Learning Coach, I love to help bring fun and engaging learning experiences to our classrooms. Follow me on Instagram to see what we're up to!

  • 2022-Present BASA Innovative Learning Coach
  • 2021-Present Sims Academy Digital Coach
  • Over 20 years Teaching Experience
  • 2022 BASA Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • 2019-2020 RMS Digital Coach
  • 2019-2020 BCSS Digital Content Development
  • 2019 National Geographic Educator Certification
  • 2019-2021 Mentor for a student in the Kennesaw State University Instructional Technology Program
  • 2016-2020 BCSS Teacher Leader
  • 2016-2020 Arts NOW Teacher
  • 2016-2017 RMS Teacher of the Year and BCSS Finalist
  • Google Certified Educator
  • Education Specialist, Instructional Technology/Design and Development, University of Georgia, Dec. 2009
  • Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix, June 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, English , Marietta College, May 2000
Teaching Certifications 
  • Grades 6-12 Science
  • Grades 6-12 English
  • Grades 6-8 Reading 
  • Gifted Endorsement
  • ESOL Endorsement
​​​Professional Work Experience
  • July 2022-Present: Barrow Arts and Sciences Innovative Learning Coach
  • November 2022-Present: Foothills Barrow-Sims Writing Coach
  • July 2021-Present: Sims Academy Digital Coach
  • July 2020-2022: Teacher, Barrow County School System, Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy, Winder, GA. Teaching roles: 8th Physical Science, HS Honors Physical Science, 9th/10th Literature.
  • May 2019-May 2020: Digital Coach, Russell Middle School
  • July 2004-May 2020:  Teacher, Barrow County School System, Russell Middle School, Winder, GA. Teaching roles: 6-8 Reading Apps, 6th/7th Science, 7th ELA
  • June 2000-June 2003: English/Applied Communications Teacher, Switzerland of Ohio Local School System, Swiss Hills Career Center, Woodsfield, OH. 
Professional Activities
  • 2023 ICES-International Converence on Environmental Systems: Co-Author of Integrating Real-Time Environmental Data Into An Educational Web
    - Presented July 2023 at the ICES conference in Calgary, published through Texas Tech.
  • 2023-Present BCSS Strategic Planning Team
  • 2023-Present BCSS District Advisory Committee (District Mentor Program)
  • 2022 Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC) Co-Presenter: Pop, Lock, and Robot!
  • 2021 ICES-International Conference on Environmental Systems
    Co-Author of "SIMOC – A hi-fidelity simulation of off-world, human habitation and bioregenerative life support as a platform for citizen scientists and virtual classrooms"        Conference Presentation Video (7:33)
  • 2020-Present BASA School Governance Team, currently serving as Chair
  • 2022 (also 2016) UGA CLASE Instructional Conversations Summer Institute
  • 2021 UGA Grow It Know It Farm to School participant
  • 2021 Georgia STEM Scholar
  • 2020-Present Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy Governance Team, 2021-2022 Chair, 2020-2021 Vice Chair
  • 2019 National Geographic Certified Educator Program
  • 2017-2020 Russell Middle School Governance Team, Chair 2019-2020
  • 2017 Google Certified Educator Level 1
  • 2016-2019 BCSS Teacher Leader
  • 2016-2017 RMS Teacher of the Year and BCSS finalist
  • 2017-2018 RMS 7th Grade Science BCSS PLC Representative
  • 2016-2017 RMS 7th Grade Language Arts BCSS PLC Representative
  • 2016-2020 Arts NOW Pilot Program
  • 2016-2017  Winder Elementary Interim Governance Team Member
  • August 2015-2016 Teachers as Advisors team: designed and launched a new advisement program for Russell Middle School
  • 2010-Present Teacher Mentor
  • August 2014-2016: 7th Grade RTI Facilitator
  • August 2008-2016 RMS PBIS Team
  • August 2007-2020: RMS Media Committee
  • March 2011-May 2014: 7th Grade Team Leader
  • August 2007-2011: School Webmaster
  • August 2006-2011: School Newspaper Adviser
  • 2022 Jackson EMC Bright Ideas $2000 Grant Winner - Printing in the Fab Lab
  • 2022 Georgia Educational Technology Conference Innovation Grant Winner - Solar Powered Fashion
  • Featured as a Classroom Example on the SIMOC site, an interplanetary initiative pilot project, Arizona State University. June 2020
  • 2021 ICES-International Conference on Environmental Systems: Co-Author of "SIMOC – A hi-fidelity simulation of off-world, human habitation
    and bioregenerative life support as a platform for citizen scientists and virtual classrooms"
  • 2020 and 2021 Zaxby's Urgency To Serve Grant Recipient 
  • April 2020 Role Model Staff Award
  • 2018 Jackson EMC Bright Ideas $2,000 Grant - Arts Integration
  • 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year and system finalist- Russell Middle School
  • 2016 107.1 WJBB Radio Teacher of the Week
  • 2008 Best Buy Teach Award, $2,000 granted for use of technology in the classroom
  • January 2008/August 2009 Russell Middle School Leader of the Pack
  • Work published in Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology, an official publication of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 
  • Essay published in Buckeyes Are Believin', a collection of 130 essays written in the spirit of the national initiative, This I Believe to commemorate the 130 year anniversary of Ohio State U.

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