SCHOOL: Minerva High School
CLASS: English III, Honors English I, Honors English II Literature, Honors American Lit
About The Teacher
Welcome to my home page! My name is Julie Holderbaum and this is my 22nd year of teaching at Minerva High School. (I was previously Mrs. Rine; my first husband Mike passed away in October 2006 from brain cancer. This summer, I got remarried.) Prior to teaching at MHS, I taught for one year in southern Ohio near Portsmouth. I am from Ohio originally, but my family moved to North Dakota and I graduated from West Fargo High School. I attended one year of college at the University of North Dakota before transferring to The Ohio State University. I graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in English Education and a minor in Family Relations and Human Development. I obtained my Masters Degree (Masters in the Art of Teaching) from Marygrove College in 2000. Currently, I teach Honors English I, Honor English II Literature, Honors American Lit, and English III. My daughter Jamie is a freshman at MHS this year.
Mission For The Class
It is imperative in our ever-changing world that your child is equipped with 21st century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. Through our study of literature and our writing assignments, we will practice those skills repeatedly. I also believe that my job extends beyond the subject matter of English. It is my mission as a teacher to convey to my students that they are cared for, valued, and considered important and capable people. I want to inspire my students to feel confident enough to take risks in encountering new experiences in life, and I want to teach them to be compassionate, responsible adults. Lastly, I want each student to feel empowered to take control of his or her destiny by making healthy, wise choices on a daily basis. I truly believe that together we can instill your child with a sense of self-esteem and self-worth so badly needed in today's world.