Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education Master's in Special Education
Mrs. Holly McKenzie
Welcome to my Teacher Web Page! I’m Holly McKenzie and I’m currently teaching 5th and 6th grade Learning Support classes. I have attended BBSD since kindergarten. I was a volleyball player as well as a cheerleader here at Berlin-Brothersvalley. Upon graduation, I attended California University of Pennsylvania where I obtained my degree in Elementary Education.
In 1991, I began working as a substitute teacher here at Berlin. My husband, Brandon, and I have three children who have attended Berlin schools: Logan, a 2013 graduate of BBSD and a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and gainfully employed, Kane, 2015 graduate of BBSD, and he's currently in his third year of Medical School, and Kara is a sophomore at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Brandon had been the Jr. High Wrestling coach here for several years, but due to increased job demands, he has had to take a smaller role in the program as a volunteer.
In 2003, I began working with the district in a group home here in Berlin, and that’s what inspired me to work with children who have learning disabilities. I received my master’s degree from Frostburg State University in Special Education. I continued teaching in the group home in the mornings, and began teaching Learning Support here at BBES in the afternoons.
I became a Title I Teacher at Berlin Elementary School in 2006. I then taught in the 2nd grade for five years. In 2012, I began teaching 5th and 6th grade Learning Support with a focus in Reading and Language Arts. For a few years, I had added teaching regular education Social Studies and Science to fifth graders to my schedule. Now I am solely 5th & 6th grade Learning Support.
"The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW. The more that you LEARN, the more places you'll GO." Dr. Seuss
"If your absence doesn't affect them, your presence never mattered."
Please contact me with any questions or concerns @ firstname.lastname@example.org