Teacher in Focus

Linda Holloway: Special Education, Glanton Elementary School

by Celia Shortt

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Linda Holloway is in her 27th year as a teacher. Currently, she teaches special education at Glanton Elementary School in Grantville. 


What is your favorite part of being a teacher?

When that teacher/student connection comes through. The light bulb comes on, and the student gets it and says, “I understand.”

Why special education?

Everyday is a new day with the students and their experiences. No two days are the same. The kids are loveable and always want to please you. They always try.

Favorite memory from being a teacher?

When I taught the child of a parent who I’d had as a student and was able make that connection that with them.

What do you do when you’re not teaching?

My son is an athlete at Smokey Road Middle School. So, I watch his athletic events. I am also involved with the youth group at my church, Zion Hill Baptist Church. Once a month, I teach the Sunday School lesson and help with their activities outside of church. I am involved with activities and encouragement for younger women, including a Bible study and different projects inside and outside the church.

Favorite Movie(s)?

Fried Green Tomatoes 

Lee Daniels’ The Butler 

The Color Purple 

The Green Mile 

 Ghost

If you could say one thing to any student, what would it be?

You have to take responsibility for your own learning at some point. Learning is lifelong.



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