About Me


NAME: Hollie Gebhardt

SCHOOL: Black Hawk Elementary

CLASS: 3rd Grade

SCHOOL PHONE: 753-5300 ext. 2226


  Hello!  My name is Hollie Gebhardt and this will be my twelfth year 
teaching at Black Hawk. Before coming to Black Hawk, I taught for 9 years 
in LaHarpe, Illinois. I have three children, Tanner, Trenton, and Tyler. 
Tanner is a senior at Burlington High School this year, Trenton is a 
freshman, and Tyler is nine years old and attends fourth grade at Black Hawk.  
My husband's name is Mike.  We have been married for 19 years. 
  I completed my undergraduate degree in elementary education at Western 
Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois and I completed my master's degree 
in reading and literacy through Walden University.  It was a wonderful 
experience and I learned a lot through the program. I currently teach an 
on-line graduate class through Upper Iowa University entitled Daily 5 and 
Café to help other educators learn more about these two wonderful things 
and I also write for the Daily Café website. 
  I love the beach and HOT weather!!  I dream of it during those cold 
winter months and discuss it with students often. This summer, my family 
and I vacationed on Sanibel Island off the coast of Florida.  It was a wonderful time 
spent with my family.
  I am looking forward to getting to know each one of my students this 
year.  I know we will be learning a lot and having fun along the way!

My Mission

My mission is for my students to become lifelong learners.  In order to 
accomplish this goal we will be learning a lot throughout the year and 
having a lot of fun along the way.  As your child's teacher, I want to give 
my students the knowledge of our 3rd grade curriculum, but also the skills 
they need in order continue learning throughout their lives.