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Ms. Holly Maxwell

I am a passionate and innovative English teacher who is dedicated to engaging and empowering my students. I love to design authentic learning experiences that creatively trick students into learning. Previously, I taught in Zhengzhou, China at an international high school (Kinglee) for four years. I have taught a wide variety of English course including English I (9th grade), English II (10th grade), American Literature (11th grade), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Speech, 7th grade ELA, and Non-Fiction: An Introduction to Rhetoric. In my free time, I love to travel the world, read, practice yoga and meditation, and hike through the boundless beauty of our natural world. This is my second year at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, and I am excited to create a positive learning community in which ALL students feel supported, safe, and confident as they socially, emotionally, and intellectually grow!