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 thirteenth 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 freshman at Iowa State University majoring in Animal Ecology, Trenton is a sophomore at Burlington High School, and Tyler is ten years old and attends fifth grade at Black Hawk. My husband's name is Mike. We have been married for 20 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 husband and I vacationed on Captiva Island off the coast of Florida. Tyler and I went on small trips to Wisconsin and St. Louis while my older boys were busy working and participating in sporting events. 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 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.