Holly Mecher has been teaching since 2011. She started her career in Chicago, teaching 6th grade with the Chicago Public School District. She then proceeded to teach young 5’s in East Lansing, Michigan for two years.
Holly joined the Crane School District in 2014 as a 5th grade teacher at Gowan Science Academy where is was voted First Year Teacher of the Year in 2015, and Intermediate Teacher of the Year in 2016 by her Peers. She is firm believer in the power of student choice in the classroom, and uses technology as a way for students to express their knowledge and share this knowledge to the world. She allows students to self-pace through their classroom work in order to give students the opportunity to have ownership over their own learning.
Holly was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator for the class of 2017. In 2018, Holly also became a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and a Quizlet Ambassador.
When not at school, Holly enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring the west coast with her husband, and cuddling on the couch with her son. She is passionate about Chicago Cubs baseball, running, animals, and student voice.